Pinus sylvestris Cone

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Fitzpatrick-Cooper, Julia
Pinaceae; tree; conifer; cone; needle; evergreen; Pinus sylvestris; Scots pine; Scotch pine; Horticulture
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The cones are variously described as brown, gray, light brown and tawny yellow. They are symmetrical, conical and approximately 3 inches long. The umbo has just a short “snout”, not a prickle. NOTE: The thickened exposed part of each cone scale is called the apophysis. The umbo is the terminal protuberance on the tip of the apophysis. The umbo may be prickled or just slightly raised or pointed.