Pinus aristata

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Kind of a funny-looking little one, with shrub-like habit and short needles. Suspect it was distributed as a named selection, although it might also be an unselected seedling of atypical growth, of course. Some variation is seen in wild stands of conifers generally, even with environmental pressures tending to select against radical departures. Seed flats in nurseries may produce numbers of such plants, where if retained and grown on by the nursery may enjoy a life of extreme dwarfness or weepiness that would doom them in a wild stand.
     
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    Again, I agree. Just such a nice photo!

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