Pinus sylvestris | Scots Pine | Péine Albanach
Flowers: May; cone like flowers
Fruits: Cones containing seeds, cone scales blunt.
Twigs & bark: Evergreen; twigs pale greenish/brown, finely ribbed; bark orange/red, scaling when mature.
Woods, naturalised on heaths and bogs, prefers sandy, stony soil.
Widely planted, may be native in parts of the west
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021
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Native in Ireland in post-glacial period but is thought to become extinct in early christian times. Re-introduced between 200-300 years ago. Widely planted and naturalised. A forest crop. Widely planted, may be native in parts of the west. The seeds provide a favourite food of the red squirrel.