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Foxtail family pines (or bristlecone pines) are very exclusive group and occurs in western U.S. only. Our featured species is Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva) stands of which are marked in "green" on the below map. There are good places to admire Pinus longaeva, however, some of them require more effort to get on mountain ridges. The two most popular locations with memorable groves are the Inyo National Forest  in California and Bristlecone Trail in Great Basin National Park, Nevada.

Almost 3 miles long self guided trail with interpretive signs passes among arresting bristlecone pines in GBNP, Nevada. (R.V. Byenes)

Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva)
Intermountain Bristlecone Pine (Pinus aristata)
Foxtail Pine (Pinus balfouriana)

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