Gymnosperms

Common and Scientific name Details Photos

Virginia Pine

Pinus virginiana

One of the two common pines of the park woods and field borders, has a smoother and more reddish trunk than the shortleaf pine. The yellow-green short needles are in bundles of 2, and are twisted. Young trees can be seen in the successional areas of the park north of Phillips-Hawkins Hall. pines virginia pine

Eastern Hemlock

Tsuga canadensis

Few individuals planted or escaped in the park woods. hemlock  

White Pine

Pinus strobus

In the park fields along the border of the former lake. Needles are in bundles of 5 white pine  

Long Leaf Pine

Pinus palustris

One individual in the park fields along border of former lake. needles in bundles of 3, 10-16 inches long. long leaf pine long leaf pine

Short Leaf Pine

Pinus schinata

The other of the 2 common pines in the park forest, distinguished from the virginia pine by its plated trunk. short leaf pine  

Loblolly pine

Pinus taeda

Several mature individuals in park fields along border of former lake, planted in the 1940's. Some seedlings have been planted in the park since then. Needles in bundles of 3, 6-9inches long.