We have all probably interacted with pinecones in some way, whether we collected them to start a bon fire, rolled them in peanut butter to create a bird feeder, or avoided them during pollen season. Pine trees produce pinecones, a unique seed with a fascinating science and ecological importance for Florida’s ecosystems.
This episode explores the science of pine cones!
New Episode from Naturally Florida
Naturally Florida (a podcast about Florida’s natural areas and the wild things that live here) recently released a new episode about pinecones.
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- Common Pines of Florida – https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/FR003
- Fun facts about pine cones – www.canr.msu.edu/news/fun_facts_about_pine_cones
How You Can Help:
- Plant a pine tree!- U https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/FR456
- Support prescribed fire – www.fdacs.gov/Forest-Wildfire/Wildland-Fire/Prescribed-Fire
- Leave pine cones where you found them – www.srs.fs.usda.gov/compass/2013/05/07/the-problem-with-longleaf-pine-seeds/
Sources for this Episode:
- Longleaf Pine – www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/misc/ag_654/volume_1/pinus/palustris.htm
- Native Trees of the Southeast – An Identification Guide – www.workman.com/products/native-trees-of-the-southeast/paperback
- Morphology of Plants and Fungi – www.abebooks.com/9780060408398/Morphology-Plants-Fungi-Bold-Harold-0060408391/plp
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