Scots Pine Pinus sylvestris Linnaeus var. sylvestrisNon-native    Synonyms: Scotch Pine.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Coniferophyta   >   Class Pinopsida   >   Order Pinales   >   Family Pinaceae   >   Genus Pinus   


Scots Pine is a rare non-native pine, introduced from Europe, that has spread to roadbanks and open areas and is now considered established in Maryland.


The bark of Scots Pine is smooth and reddish-brown to orange on young trees, darker and fissured on older trunks. The needles are short, stiff, usually twisted, and in bundles of two (Brown and Brown, 1972).


Host plant for various moth species including Adana Pine Tip Moth, Red Pine Tip Moth, Pitch Twig Moth, and Retinia metallica (Gilligan, Wright, & Gibson, 2008).

There are 4 records in the project database.

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Scots Pine in Allegany Co., Maryland (3/9/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Scots Pine (trunk) in Allegany Co., Maryland (3/9/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

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