Calflora
Taxon  Report   6519    
Pinus monticola  Douglas ex D. Don
Little sugar pine,  Mountain pine, Silver pine, Western white pine
Pinus monticola
© 2007 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Pinus monticola
© 2010 Keir Morse
Pinus monticola
© 2005 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Pinus monticola, a gymnosperm, is a tree that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Pinus monticola
© 2018 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Family: PINACEAE  
Genus: Pinus
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Pinus strobus var. monticola
More information about  Pinus monticola
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PIMO3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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