- Flower nameScots pine
- Scientific namePinus sylvestris
- AliasPinus sylvestris, Scots pine
- Place of originEurasia
- Place of floweringHigh mountain, Low mountains, Sub-alpine
- Flowering seasonMay
What is Scots pine
Scots pine(scientific name: Pinus sylvestris) is an evergreen needle-leaved tall tree native to Eurasia and part of the pines family Pinaceae.
It is a only one pine that grows wild in northern Europe on mountains from 0-2600 m above sea level.
It is also called Scotch pine or Red pine.
The trees grow straight. The leaves are taut, 3 to 5 cm long and blue-green in color.
They are dioecious.
In spring, the female flowers produce two or three spherical red flowers on the tips of young branches.
The male flowers bloom in clusters of yellow egg-shaped flowers on thin young branches.
The fruit is spatulate and winged. It is considered to be wood.
It is the national tree of Scotland.