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Longleaf Pine

Longleaf pine once dominated the southeastern United States, but it has now been reduced to about 10 percent of its original coverage. The tree has bright green, long, flexible needles, giving it almost a "weeping effect." It can be found in northcentral Florida and the panhandle. A wide variety of native wildlife depends on the longleaf pine ecosystem, including Florida mice, gopher frogs, and eastern diamond-back rattlesnakes.

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Longleaf pine foliage and green cones
Erich G. Vallery, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org

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