The terminal bud of Pinus nigra is large (up to 1 inch), pointed, and covered in white resin with cinnamon brown reflexed scales. It is often referred to as “star-like” or “flower-like”. The bud is a good identification feature.
Karren Wcisel, TreeTopics.com
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Pinaceae, tree, conifer, cone, needle, evergreen, Pinus nigra, Austrian pine