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Pinus aristata - Bristlecone Pine
 Native to Arizona, New Mexico and the mountains of Colorado.
 
 
  Can get up to 50 feet tall.
 Gray to brown bark.
Needles are in groups of 5 per fascicle, and about 2 inches long.
 
 
 Fascicles are grouped closely together giving the branch dense clusters of needles.
 
 
 The needles also point up along the branch towards the tips giving it a bottle brush appearance.