Scotch Pine (Scots Pine)
An evergreen conifer with a tall, straight trunk and a rounded or flattened crown. In Missouri, rarely grows in the wild except where persisting at old home sites.
Leaves needles bluish-green, with a waxy white coating, 1–2 inches long, in bundles of 2; when growing vigorously, to 4 inches long and in bundles of up to 4.
Bark is orangish, thin and flaky on new growth, becoming grayish-brown, thick and scaly with age.
Twigs light brown, with scalelike buds arranged spirally.
Conifers don't technically "flower," but pollen is released in April–May.
Fruits cones, maturing the second year after pollination, turning from green to grayish- or yellowish-brown; 1¼–3 inches long, egg-shaped to conical, scales with with a small spine; seeds blackish, winged.