In the southern 🇺🇸 USA, also called ◼︎ yellow pine.  Although do not confuse with sister species sometimes also called that:

Part of 🌲︎ pine  genus Pinus in 🌲︎ cedar / fir / hemlock / larch / pine / spruce  family Pinaceae.


Native to 🇺🇸 USA Southeast.

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🌲︎ State tree of Alabama.

Pinus hosts caterpillars of 247 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.
  This plant is also known to be a host for (in areas where invasive) 🐝︎ spotted lanternfly (SLF)  Lycorma delicatula.

As a 🌱︎ seedling, this pine has a 🌾︎ grass stage, where its needles all emerge from a common center near the ground, causing it to look like a bunchgrass, while also developing a long taproot.  This stage might last one to seven years, or even 20.  Only the plant detects a large increase in available light (such as may be caused by a storm event or 🔥︎ low-intensity fire that opened up the forest canopy), our seedling starts to grow tall or bolt.  Sharing this strategy include several species of pine, mostly tropical.  The only species likely to be covered in ICSN soon is slash pine  Pinus elliottii. [1]

Its growth is improved by 🔥︎ low-intensity wildfire, and made worse by 🐖︎ feral pigs.

Learn more about longleaf pine Pinus palustris

Discover Life Encyclopedia of Life Google Google images Gymnosperm database USDA PLANTS db USFS (southern pine)  Adobe Acrobat Reader file Wikipedia