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Limber Pine: Quiz


Question 1: Squirrels, ________, and Mountain Bluebirds often nest in the trees.
YellowhammerNorthern FlickerPileated WoodpeckerEuropean Starling

Question 2: It is typically a high-elevation pine, often marking the tree line either on its own, or with ________, either of the bristlecone pines, or Lodgepole Pine.
Jeffrey PineWestern White PineWhitebark PineLimber Pine

Question 3: In ________ and New Mexico, Limber Pine differs from the populations further north.

Question 4: Distinguishing Limber Pine from the related ________, also a white pine, is very much more difficult, and can only easily be done by the cones.
Whitebark PineLodgepole PineJeffrey PineWestern White Pine

Question 5: Limber Pine is a member of the white pine group, ________ subgenus Strobus, and like all members of that group, the leaves ('needles') are in fascicles (bundles) of five, with a deciduous sheath.
PineScots PinePinophytaTsuga

Question 6: Limber Pine mortality is high in many areas throughout its range, except ________, where it has not yet been found.

Question 7: The popular ________ 'Vanderwolf's Pyramid', widely sold as an ornamental tree, derives from Pinus reflexa, though it is usually listed in nursery catalogs under Pinus flexilis.
Genera PlantarumCultigenCultivarBotanical name

Question 8: ________ may raid squirrel caches for Limber Pine nuts.
CougarAmerican Black BearBrown BearBobcat


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