The female seed cones are produced at the tip of the new shoot. The newly developed cone is often colorful and can be quite ornamental upon close inspection. This color phase quickly changes as the female seed cone is fertilized and matures.
Herman, D.E., et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook. USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Administration, Bismarck.
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