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Limber Pine - Pinus flexilis

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Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S5

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General Description
Small tree to 15 m tall, very similar to P. albicaulis. Leaves green, 5 per fascicle, 3–7 cm long. Seed cones ovoid, 7–14 cm long, falling shortly after opening. Scales rhombic, thinner towards the tip. Seeds 10–15 mm long, wingless (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

General Distribution
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Distribution Comments
Much of MT but excluding the northwestern and most eastern counties; BC and AB south to CA, AZ, and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 131

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Habitat
Rocky slopes and ridges; montane, occasionally subalpine, rarely plains and valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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    • Johnson, K. A. 2001. Pinus flexilis. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online}. U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer).
    • Lesica, P. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX.
    • Little, E.L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees (native and naturalized). Agriculture Handbook No. 541. U.S. Forest Service, Washington, D.C. 375 pp.
    • Thilenius, J. F. 1970. An isolated occurrence of limber pine (Pinus flexilis James) in the Black Hill of South Dakota. The American Midland Naturalist 84(2):411-417.
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Limber Pine — Pinus flexilis.  Montana Field Guide.  Montana Natural Heritage Program.  Retrieved on August 22, 2014, from http://FieldGuide.mt.gov/detail_PGPIN040F0.aspx
 
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