Also called southern yellow pine (🇺🇸 USA forest industry).  Part of 🌲︎ pine  genus Pinus and 🌲︎ cedar / fir / hemlock / larch / pine / spruce  family Pinaceae.

Native to 🇺🇸 USA Southeast.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Loblolly pine was a major source of turpentine, and waterproofing resins for boats. [1]

Pinus hosts caterpillars of 247 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

References

[1]  "Assessment of flux through oleoresin biosynthesis in epithelial cells of loblolly pine resin ducts."  Journal of Experimental Botany.  2018. DOI: 10.15351/2373-8456.1076   Accessed 2018-12-16.

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