Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


775

Shrub
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in thin soil around rock outcrops on mountain summits and Piedmont monadnocks and rocky bluffs (in GA & NC), xeric Coastal Plain sandhills (in SC), per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Whorls of 3, or opposite

"FLOWER":
Spring

FRUIT:
Blue or black
Berry-like cone

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Gymnosperms (non-flowering plants): Conifers: Cupressales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Juniperus communis var. depressa   FAMILY Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Juniperus communis var. depressa   FAMILY Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 018-03-001:
Juniperus communis var. depressa   FAMILY Cupressaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Ground Juniper, Mountain Juniper, Common Juniper


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image of Juniperus communis var. depressa, Ground Juniper, Mountain Juniper, Common Juniper

JK Marlow    jkm120815_832

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Leaves all needlelike, spreading from twig, w 1 broad white band on 1 side, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.


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