Pinus quadrifolia Pinus quadrifolia
Common Name

Parry Piņon Pine, Fourleaf Piņon Pine, Fourneedle Piņon Pine

Latin Name Pinus quadrafolia
Native Habitat Dry slopes of mountains of California. from 3,600 to 6,000 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 12 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.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=6522
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parry_Pinyon
    Nursery, images and data http://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/pinus-quadrifolia
    Images and data http://www.nearctica.com/trees/conifer/pinus/Pquadr.htm
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/63919/
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PIQU
    Data http://www.conifers.org/pi/pin/quadrifolia.htm
    Data http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/tree/pinqua/all.html
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Pinus+quadrifolia
Note: Moderate pollinator and high fuel factor = fire danger.
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