Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


776

Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in maritime forests and scrub, hammocks, coastal shell middens and natural shell deposits, brackish marshes, and other sandy or peaty, circumneutral situations, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Leaves of mature shoots scale-like, paired; those of juvenile shoots whorled

"FLOWER":
Winter/Spring

FRUIT:
Fall
Bluish-black
Berry-like cone

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Juniperus virginiana var. silicicola   FAMILY Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 018-03-003:
Juniperus silicicola   FAMILY Cupressaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Red Cedar, Coastal Red Cedar


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image of Juniperus virginiana var. silicicola

JK Marlow    jkm0502f_06

February    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

Crown often ultimately with a flattened and open aspect on old trees, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Juniperus virginiana var. silicicola

JK Marlow    jkm0502f_22

February    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

Pollen cones about 1/8" long, terminal, numerous, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Juniperus virginiana var. silicicola

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmjsalicicola_hutch1

June    Colleton County    SC


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image of Juniperus virginiana var. silicicola

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmjsalicicola_hutch1b

June    Colleton County    SC

Mature seed cones ~ 1/4", berry-like, greenish-blue with whitish coating, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.


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image of Juniperus virginiana var. silicicola

Keith Bradley    kab_j_virginiana_71117

October    Chatham County    GA

Fort Pulaski