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Pinus ponderosa Lawson & C. Lawson
ponderosa pine



General Information
Symbol: PIPO
Group: Gymnosperm
Family: Pinaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
Characteristics
Fact Sheet (pdf) (doc)
Plant Guide (pdf) (doc)
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   

Images

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©Gary A. Monroe. United States, NV, Washoe Co. March 8, 2003. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, NV, Washoe Co. March 8, 2003. Usage Requirements.

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CA, Davis, University of California Davis Arboretum. February 4, 2002. Usage Requirements.

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CA, Trinity Co., Hayfork vicinity, W. of town. July 26, 2001. Usage Requirements.

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CA, Trinity Co., Hayfork vicinity, W. of town. July 26, 2001. Usage Requirements.

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CA, Trinity Co., Hayfork vicinity, W. of town. July 26, 2001. Usage Requirements.

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CA, Trinity Co., Hayfork vicinity, W. of town. July 26, 2001. Usage Requirements.

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, AZ, Flagstaff, Arboretum. July 14, 2001. Usage Requirements.

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CO, Jefferson Co., Evergreen. July 15, 2001. Usage Requirements.

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CO, Jefferson Co., Evergreen. July 15, 2001. Usage Requirements.

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CO, Jefferson Co., Evergreen. July 15, 2001. Usage Requirements.

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CO, Jefferson Co., Evergreen. July 15, 2001. Usage Requirements.

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CO, Jefferson Co., Evergreen. July 15, 2001. Usage Requirements.

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CO, Jefferson Co., Evergreen. July 15, 2001. Usage Requirements.

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CO, Jefferson Co., Evergreen. July 15, 2001. Usage Requirements.

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CA, Nevada Co. Usage Requirements.

Herman, D.E., et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook. USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Administration, Bismarck. Courtesy of ND State Soil Conservation Committee. Provided by USDA NRCS ND State Office. United States, ND. Usage Requirements.

Herman, D.E., et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook. USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Administration, Bismarck. Courtesy of ND State Soil Conservation Committee. Provided by USDA NRCS ND State Office. United States, ND. Usage Requirements.

Herman, D.E., et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook. USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Administration, Bismarck. Courtesy of ND State Soil Conservation Committee. Provided by USDA NRCS ND State Office. United States, ND. Usage Requirements.

Herman, D.E., et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook. USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Administration, Bismarck. Courtesy of ND State Soil Conservation Committee. Provided by USDA NRCS ND State Office. United States, ND. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, ID, Elmore Co. 1971. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, NV, Washoe Co. 1991. Usage Requirements.

©Al Schneider. Southwest Colorado Wildflowers. United States, CO, NM, AZ, UT, Four Corners vicinity, within 150 miles of the corners. Usage Requirements.

©Al Schneider. Southwest Colorado Wildflowers. United States, CO, NM, AZ, UT, Four Corners vicinity, within 150 miles of the corners. Usage Requirements.

©Al Schneider. Southwest Colorado Wildflowers. United States, CO, NM, AZ, UT, Four Corners vicinity, within 150 miles of the corners. Usage Requirements.

©Al Schneider. Southwest Colorado Wildflowers. United States, CO, NM, AZ, UT, Four Corners vicinity, within 150 miles of the corners. Usage Requirements.

C.C. Averill. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, SD, Black Hills. 1939. Usage Requirements.

H.D. Cochran. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, CO, Montezuma National Forest. Usage Requirements.

Ray M. Filloon. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, WA, Columbia National Forest, Trout Lake. 1939. Usage Requirements.

H.A. Fowells. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, CA. 1938. Usage Requirements.

H.A. Fowells. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, CA. 1938. Usage Requirements.

W.A. Jackson. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, NM. 1936. Usage Requirements.

W.A. Jackson. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, NM. 1936. Usage Requirements.

K.D. Swan. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, ID. 1935. Usage Requirements.

Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, CA. Usage Requirements.

Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, CA. Usage Requirements.

Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, ID. Usage Requirements.

Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, MT. Usage Requirements.

Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, WA. 1934. Usage Requirements.

Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, WA. Usage Requirements.

Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, WA. Usage Requirements.

©Mark W. Skinner. United States, AZ, Sunrise Crater NM. September 15, 1995. Usage Requirements.

©Mark W. Skinner. United States, AZ, Sunrise Crater NM. September 15, 1995. Usage Requirements.

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 57. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. Usage Requirements.

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Synonyms

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Coniferophyta – Conifers
Class Pinopsida
Order Pinales
Family Pinaceae – Pine family
Genus Pinus L. – pine
Species Pinus ponderosa Lawson & C. Lawson – ponderosa pine

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 5 subspecies of Pinus ponderosa . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles.

Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Arid West FACU
Great Plains UPL
Northcentral & Northeast UPL
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover