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Needles
Mingus Mtn
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Needles
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Immature cones
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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Deciduous. Scraggly looking tree, pyramid shape, may lower branches dead and remaining on the tree, pointed crown. Ends of branches turn up.
Height: 100 - 130 feet     Width: 6 - 15 feet


Habitat

Plant Communities: Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 6500 - 10000 feet


Flower Characteristics

Color: Green   Shape: Other, not in clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Not determined
Description: Male flowers are bright red, female flowers are green and have prominent bracts.


Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Dark bluish green   Type: Needles   Shape: Other   Margin: Other   Attachment: Other   Hairs: N
Description: Needles that protrude in all directions from the branches, narrow, flat and soft, rounded at tip, 3/4 - 1 1/4 inches long attached with short twisted stems to branches.
Spines: N


Fruit Characteristics

Color: Reddish-brown   Type: Cone or cone-like   Description: Female cones 3 inches long, pendulant and gave distinctive three-pronged papery bracts extending from rounded scales, mature first season and are shed in fall. Male cones orange-red, produced in the axils on the leaves of the preceding year.


Bark Characteristics

Bark Color: Dark reddish-brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Very thick, deeply furrowed.

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