Plant ID forum: Help ID this Pine

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Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
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IbisFla
Jan 21, 2016 3:22 PM CST
I saw several of these during a recent hike in Central Florida. It reminds me of a pine, except for the lack of branches. Anyone see this before?

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jan 21, 2016 3:35 PM CST
Odd. Be interested to see if someone here can identify it. Thumbs up
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Jan 21, 2016 3:54 PM CST
Looks like Longleaf Pine
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Jan 21, 2016 4:19 PM CST
Longleaf Pine take a long time to mature. The can spend up to seven years in the "grass" stage, where looks like a clump of grass. Timber companies harvest the trees and replace them with faster growing species. Nature Conservancy is trying to restore some of the original stands in one of their preserves in this area. Here is some information on the life cycle of Longleaf Pines.
http://www.longleafalliance.org/longleaf-pine/life-stages/li...

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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Jan 21, 2016 4:33 PM CST
I agree with Jay. I have several Longleaf Pines that are still in the grass stage after five years.
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Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
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IbisFla
Jan 21, 2016 4:34 PM CST
I believe that's it! I guess I'd never seen/noticed them in the grass stage. Thank You!
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sallysmom
Jan 26, 2016 1:59 PM CST
Horntoad is correct. Longleaf pine take quite a while to get out of the grass stage. I have 3 in my yard that I have grown from grass stage. They are really interesting trees.

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