OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Juniperus communis var. depressa   FAMILY Cupressaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Ground Juniper, Mountain Juniper, Common Juniper


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JK Marlow    jkm120815_832

August    Haywood County    NC

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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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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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 018-03-001:
Juniperus communis var. depressa   FAMILY Cupressaceae

 

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Shrub
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: In thin soil around rock outcrops on mountain summits and Piedmont monadnocks and rocky bluffs (in GA and NC), high elevation old fields (in VA), xeric Coastal Plain sandhills (in SC and VA), per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaves spine-tipped

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Whorls of 3, or opposite

"FLOWER":
Spring

FRUIT:
Blue or black
Berry-like cone

 

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