Pinus virginiana (Virginia Pine, Scrub Pine, Jersey Pine)
Virginia Pine is a small to medium-sized, short-needled evergreen conifer that is good for animals. It favours sandy soils, yet thrives in thick clay, where other pines struggle to thrive. Sharp-tipped scales cover the cones, which contain seeds that birds and animals consume. Eastern Pine Elfin butterfly larvae (caterpillars) are...