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Bradshaw Mtns - Tr 52
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North of Pinyon Oaks Subdivision
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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
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North of Pinyon Oaks Subdivision
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Prescott area
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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Evergreen. Often with several twisted trunks, low branches and a broad crown. Similar to Pinus edulis, but more heat tolerant and has lower ultimate height. Found in dry, rocky soils.
Height: 20 feet     Width: 15 feet


Plant Communities: Pinyon Juniper Woodland
Elevation: 2100 - 7800 feet

Similar Species: Pinus edulis

Flower Characteristics

Color: Yellow or purplish   Shape: Inconspicuous in clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Mar - May
Description: Monoecious. Males are pale yellow, cylindrical and in tight clusters at ends of branches. Females are purplish and in small group at branch tips.

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Green to gray-green   Type: Needles   Shape: Other   Margin: Other   Attachment: Other   Hairs: N
Description: Needles occur singly. Stout, slightly curved and sharp-tipped, 1 to 2 inches long. Numerous white stomatal bands. Fascicle sheath sheds after first year.
Spines: N

Fruit Characteristics

Color: Reddish-brown   Type: Cone or cone-like   Description: Woody, broadly ovoid cone. Short-stalked 2 to 3 inches long. Thick, broad, large scales deeply recessed where they held two large wingless seeds. Remain on tree for many years.

Bark Characteristics

Bark Color: Gray to Reddish   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Initially smooth and light gray. Develops reddish-brown furrows and dark gray scaly ridges with age.

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