CONIFER CONE KEY
Some conifers can be recognised by their distinctive cones. For others the cone tells you what group of closely-related conifers the tree belongs to. For example, the cones of Pines look quite different from those of Cedars. Use this option to select a conifer group (genus), then use other features such as needles or bark to identify the specific tree in the genus. Click on a button to get photos of the cones of individual species where appropriate – Pines, Spruces, Firs and Cypresses. Click on the names in red to get info on tree species. To identify conifers from the arrangement of their needles click on the button marked Conifer Leaf Key. To learn more about cones click on the button marked Conifer Life Cycle. Click on any photo to enlarge it.
Arolla Pine, Austrian Pine, Bhutan Pine, Bishop Pine, Corsican Pine, Lodgepole Pine, Monterey Pine, Scots Pine, Stone Pine, Weymouth Pine