Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Slash Pine + - Pinus elliottii var. elliottii   Engelmann
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AuthorEngelmann
DistributionSouthern Coastal Plain and Sandhills. The Carteret County specimen is from Cape Lookout.

Native of the Coastal Plain from SC to FL and LA; planted north to NC.
AbundanceFormerly uncommon to frequent on Fort Bragg, but stands have been eliminated in recent years. Uncommon elsewhere.
HabitatDry to mesic sandhills, pinelands, interdune marsh.
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IdentificationSlash Pine recalls Longleaf Pine, but needles are definitely shorter and cones are on short but distinct pedicels (vs. sessile). Most NC plants do not produce cones.
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