Pinus ponderosa (Ponderosa Pine)
Family: Pinaceae (Pine)
                
The leaves, or needles, of Ponderosa Pine are 4 to 7 inches long and in bundles (fascicles) of 2 or 3 needles. The bark often has a distinctive flaking texture and freshly flaked bark smells like vanilla.

Vegetation zone:  Foothills, Montane, Subalpine
Time of bloom:  
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers