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Gymnosperms

This page is part of a biological survey of Peabody Park at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Nomenclature for the taxa below follows Radford, Ahles, and Bell, Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Chapel Hill, 1968). Initials of determiners and locations of grid sections are explained on the references page.

  1. PINACEAE — Pines and their allies

    1. Pinus strobus — White Pine

      Recorded from section D10 of the Park fields along the border of the former lake, and planted as an ornamental elsewhere on campus. (RJO/RHL, December 1997)

    2. Pinus palustris — Long-leaf Pine

      One individual in section D10 of the Park fields along the border of the former lake. (RJO/RHL, December 1997)

    3. Pinus taeda — Loblolly Pine

      Several mature individuals recorded from section D10 of the Park fields along the border of the former lake; probably planted in 1940s or ’50s. Several seedlings planted in Park woods in 1998–1999 on sites damaged by construction; up to that time there had been no individuals of this species in the Park woods. (RJO/RHL, January 1999)

    4. Pinus echinata — Shortleaf Pine

      One of the two common pines of the Park woods and field borders, distinguished from the Virginia Pine by its plated trunk; most frequent N and E of Phillips-Hawkins Hall. (RHL/RJO, November 1997) [Images…]

    5. Pinus virginiana — Virginia Pine

      One of the two common pines of the Park woods and field borders, with a smoother and more reddish trunk than the Shortleaf Pine; most frequent N and E of Phillips-Hawkins Hall. (RHL/RJO, November 1997)

    6. Cedrus deodara — Deodar Cedar

      Not recorded from the Park, but planted as an ornamental tree elsewhere on campus. (RJO, November 1997)

    7. Tsuga canadensis — Eastern Hemlock

      One individual recorded from the Park woods in section F9 W of Reynolds Hall, probably an escape. Planted as an ornamental tree elsewhere on campus. (RJO, November 1997)

  2. CUPRESSACEAE — Cedars, cypresses, and their allies

    1. Juniperus virginiana — Eastern Redcedar

      Recorded from sections F12 on hillside N of Phillips-Hawkins Hall, B10–B11 on hillside N of amphitheater, and F8 E of Ragsdale-Mendenhall Hall. Ornamental varieties planted elsewhere on campus as shrubs and small trees. (RJO, November 1997) [Images…]

  3. GINKGOACEAE — Ginkgos

    1. Ginkgo biloba — Ginkgo

      Not recorded from the Park, but planted as an ornamental tree elsewhere on campus. (RJO, November 1997)

[Last major revision: May 2002]


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