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Pinaceae -- Pine family

    Edwin R. Lawson

    Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata) is one of the four most  important commercial conifers in the southeastern United States. Depending  upon locale, the species is also called shortleaf yellow, southern yellow,  oldfield, shortstraw, or Arkansas soft pine. Shortleaf pine tolerates a  wide range of soil and site conditions and maintains its growth rate for a  relatively long period. However, the species tends to grow slower during  the early years after establishment than other southern pines. Shortleaf  pine is the most common species regenerated in the northern and western  parts of its range.

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