Foliage of Pinus monophylla, Hualapai Mountain Park, Arizona. Cones and foliage of Pinus monophylla, Hualapai Mountain Park, Arizona. Habit of Pinus monophylla, Hualapai Mountain Park, Arizona.
Common Name

Singleleaf Piņon Pine

Latin Name Pinus monophylla
Native Habitat Dry slopes of mountains of California. from 4,000 to 8,000 feet
Soil Dry to moist, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam, limestone, low to some organic content, well drained
Water Once to twice per month depending on soil in hot weather
Height X Width To 30 feet X 20 feet , grows slowly
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Evergreen needle-like leaves
Garden Suitability Mountain, Ethnobotanical
Ornamental Value Grey green needles
Nature Value Nuts eaten by squirrels
Native American Uses Nuts eaten raw or baked, pitch used to waterproof baskets, repair pottery, attach arrowheads and fletching, as chewing gum
Links  
    Images and data http://www.conifers.org/pi/pin/monophylla.htm
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single-leaf_Pinyon
    Nursery, images and data http://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/pinus-monophylla
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=6518
    Images and data http://www.naturesongs.com/vvplants/singleleaf.html
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PIMO
    Data http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/tree/pinmon/introductory.html
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Pinus+monophylla
Note: Moderate pollinator and high fuel factor = fire danger.
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