Single-Leaf Piñon

Nevada State Tree

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Single-leaf pinyon pine

Single-leaf pinyon pine (Pinus monophylla) cones; photo by Joshua Tree National Park on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Single-Leaf Piñon

Nevada designated the single-leaf piñon (Pinus monophylla) as the official state tree of Nevada in 1953 (Nevada adopted a second state tree in 1987; the bristlecone pine). 

The single-leaf piñon (or pinyon) is an aromatic pine tree with short, stiff needles and gnarled branches that grows in coarse, rocky soils and rock crevices. Normal height for this tree is about 15 feet, but the single-leaf piñon can grow as high as 50 feet under ideal conditions.

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Images

Single-leaf pine (Pinus monophylla); NPS Photo by Robb Hannawacker courtesy of Joshua Tree National Park on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Single-leaf pine