Friday, October 9, 2009

Korean Pine

Pinus koraiensis is native to Northeast Asia, Japan, and, of course, Korea.

The cones grow singly or in groups of three,

and are greenish until maturity. Korean pine nuts are widely consumed in China.

This Korean pine is leaning over...

but it still has a roughly conical shape.

It's a five-needle pine. Click on the photo - you can see that there are five leaves in each cluster.

1 comment:

  1. The Korean pine cone *looks* Asian somehow. I wonder what makes it seem that way. Very nice.