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habit (Photo: Trevor James)
branch with leaves (Photo: Trevor James)
close-up of orange-brown coloured younger branches (Photo: Trevor James)
close-up of the twisted need-like like leaves, which are borne in pairs (Photo: Trevor James)
close-up of seeds after their wings have been removed (Photo: Steve Hurst at USDA PLANTS Database)
sapling (Photo: Trevor James)
Pinus contorta Dougl. ex Loud.
Pinus contorta Dougl. ex Loud. var. latifolia Engelm.
barge-pole pine, beach pine, contorta pine, lodge pole pine, lodge-pole pine, lodgepole pine, shore pine
Native to North America (i.e. Alaska, Canada, western USA and north-western Mexico).
Naturalised in the cooler temperate regions of south-eastern Australia (i.e. naturalised in Victoria and sparingly naturalised on the central and southern tablelands of New South Wales).
Also naturalised in Europe and New Zealand.
Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) is regarded as an environmental weed in the alpine and sub-alpine regions of south-eastern Australia.
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