Red pine

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Red Pine
Trees at Sherburne NWR, Minnesota
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Pinaceae
Genus: Pinus
Subgenus: Pinus
Species: P. resinosa
Binomial name
Pinus resinosa
Sol. ex Aiton

The Red Pine (Pinus resinosa) is a pine native to northeastern North America. The Red Pine grows in the area from Newfoundland west to southeast Manitoba, and south to northern Illinois and Pennsylvania, with a small outlying population in the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia. In the Upper Midwest of the United States it is sometimes known by the confusing name Norway Pine[1] even though it is not native to Norway. It is the state tree of Minnesota.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Moore, Gerry et al (2008). National Wildlife Federation field guide to trees of North America. New York: Sterling. p. 66. ISBN 978-1402738753.
  2. Fowler D.P.; Morris R.W. (1977). "Genetic diversity in Red Pine: evidence for low genic heterozygosity". Canadian Journal of Forest Research 7 (2): 343–347. doi:10.1139/x77-043.
  3. Simon, Jean-Pierre; Bergeron, Yves; Gagnon, Daniel (1986). "Isozyme uniformity in populations of Red Pine (Pinus resinosa) in the Abitibi Region, Quebec.". Canadian Journal of Forest Research 16: 1133–1135. doi:10.1139/x86-198.

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