Pinus aristata (Bristlecone Pine)
Family: Pinaceae (Pine)
     
The leaves, or needles, of Bristlecone Pine are 1 to 2 inches long and in bundles (fascicles) of 5 needles. Needles usually have spots of white resin. Scales of cones have a bristle tip. Tree trunks are often twisted. The oldest living trees in Colorado are Bristlecone Pines, with individuals over 2000 years old. Mount Goliath, near Mount Evans, is an area with easy access to groves of this species.

Vegetation zone:  Montane, Subalpine
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Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers