Summit ridge pines

Tortured and twisted summit ridge Bristlecone (per Jeremy Hakes), not Limber Pines, on top of Jefferson Hill.
17 Oct 2009

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Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Sep 17, 2011 7:46 pm - Voted 10/10

Limber vs. Bristlecone

Not Bristlecones? I know they are similar... but I think the limber pines have longer needles... ?

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Sep 19, 2011 11:45 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Limber vs. Bristlecone

You tell me, Botanist Hakes!

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Nov 20, 2011 7:43 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Limber vs. Bristlecone

Limber Pine - Pinus flexilis is a member of the white pine group, Pinus subgenus Strobus, and like all members of that group, the leaves ('needles') are in fascicles (bundles) of five, with a deciduous sheath. This distinguishes it from the Lodgepole Pine, with two needles per fascicle, and the bristlecone pines, which share five needles per fascicle but have a semi-persistent sheath. So you see, my dear, you must be clear whether or not it has a deciduous sheath or a semi-persistent sheath!

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Nov 20, 2011 8:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Limber vs. Bristlecone

Oh, good gawd, all of this from a man whose every other word on a climb is...f&*$? LOL!

:D :D :D

Sarah

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Nov 20, 2011 9:00 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Limber vs. Bristlecone

So after further review, I'm going with Bristlecones. :)

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Nov 20, 2011 10:40 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Limber vs. Bristlecone

Hey, I'm a nerd that cusses a lot, what can I say?

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Nov 21, 2011 11:27 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Limber vs. Bristlecone

Ok, ok, I changed it to Bristlecone.

...you'd better be right...

:D

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