Nov. 21, 2022

mountain pine, Pinus mugo

Mountain or bog pine is native to the southern portion of Europe. Its small stature makes it a tempting species for landscaping and planters, and erosion control. It has now become invasive in northern Europe and Australasia. New Zealand spends millions on control efforts. Here, there is no mention of it in Flora of North America. But FDA reports it from MA, NH, WI, AB, BC, ON, and QC. Slow learners, aren't we! Cultivated, Lenawee Co MI, 5/18/15. Pine family, Pinaceae.