The Creeping Pine (Pinus mugo) is a tree in the Pinaceae family of conifers. It is also known as the Bog Pine or the Dwarf Mountain Pine.
It is native to high elevations in Central Europe and the Balkans in south-east Europe.
The Creeping Pine has dark-green leaves, called needles, which appear in pairs. The needles are 3-7 centimetres (1-3 inches) long. The cones, that contain its seeds, are brown and about 2-6 centimetres (1-2 inches) long.
It grows to 3-6 metres (10-20 feet) tall.
Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, April 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls