South Dakota State Tree
Monoecious; males reddish but turning yellow; females purple.
Cones are 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches long, cigar-shaped, and light brown in color.
Scales are rounded with entire margins. Maturing in August.
Slender, light brown or pale, sometimes glaucous, hairless. Needles borne on woody pegs.
Thin, gray-brown in color, smooth, later flaky or scaly.
Conical, medium-sized trees.
Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen,
Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson; Silvics reprinted from Ag
Handbook 654; range map source information