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Pines are trees in the genus Pinus ,in the family Pinaceae. They make up the monotypic subfamily Pinoideae. There are about 115 species of pine, although different authorities accept between 105 and 125 species.-Etymology:...
with its native range in Canada
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east of the Rocky Mountains
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from Northwest Territories
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to Nova Scotia
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, and the northeast of the United States
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, with the southernmost part of the range just into northwest Indiana
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. In the far west of its range, it hybridizes readily with the closely related lodgepole pine
Lodgepole Pine, Pinus contorta, also known as Shore Pine, is a common tree in western North America. Like all pines, it is evergreen.-Subspecies:...
Jack pine cones are usually 5 centimetres (2 in) and curved at the tip. Banksiana is after the English botanist Sir Joseph Banks
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Jack pines range from 9 metre in height.