Apr. 22, 2019

Virginia pine, Pinus virginiana

We may not often think of pines when we think of wildflowers. Of course, they bloom too. No petals, but attractive in their own way. And certainly useful. Virginia is a smaller species, but still useful for resin, poles, rail ties, pulp, or other smaller woodworking. Indians found medicinal and ceremonial uses. Now, Virginia pine is often used for reclaiming strip mines. It ranges through AL, DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY(E), OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV. York Co SC, 3/15/16.