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Pine Family
Pinus taeda  (loblolly pine)   
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Carex Section
Meaning of Scientific Name
Pinus: an old name for Pine; taeda: resinous
Native Plant
Life Form
Perennial Tree
Phenology (Flowering Period)
Physiographic Province
☐ Piedmont
☑ Coastal Plain

County Distribution
☑ New Castle
☑ Kent
☑ Sussex

On a variety of soil types, but often in poorly drained sites
State Status
Piedmont Status
Coastal Plain Status
Global Rank
Federal Status
Geographic Affinity
Species at Limit of Distribution
☐ Northern
☐ Southern

North American Distribution (Non-indigenous Species)
Coefficient of Conservatism
Invasive Watchlist
Global Origin (Non-native Species)
Wildlife Values
Host plant for multiple Zale species (Noctuid Moths); possible host for Callophrys niphon (Eastern Pine Elfin Butterfly); older or dead standing trees can provide nesting cavities for Delmarva Fox Squirrels, Flying Squirrels and Owls.
Medicinal Properties
ID Notes
Additional Info
Natural distribution ranges from Florida, north to southern New Jersey.
Habitats in which this plant occurs
Ancient Sand Ridge Forest
Beach and Dune Habitats (Interdunal Wetlands, herbaceous, shrub, forested)
Beach and Dune Habitats (Forests and Woodlands)
Early Successional Shrub/Brush Upland Habitats (Coastal Plain Old Field)
Forest Interior (Non-tidal Wetland Coastal Plain)
Forested Floodplains and Riparian Swamps (Coastal Plain)
Freshwater Forested Tidal Wetlands
Isolated Non-tidal Forested Wetlands (Coastal Plain)
Peat Wetlands (Acidic Fens)
Ponds, Lakes, and Reservoirs (Millponds)
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