OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (2/8/20):
Juniperus silicicola   FAMILY Cupressaceae   Go to FSUS key


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 018-03-003:
Juniperus silicicola   FAMILY Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sabina silicicola

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Red Cedar, Coastal Red Cedar


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image of Juniperus silicicola, Southern Red Cedar, Coastal Red Cedar

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 silicicola, Southern Red Cedar, Coastal Red Cedar

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 silicicola, Southern Red Cedar, Coastal Red Cedar

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmjsalicicola_hutch1

June    Colleton County    SC


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image of Juniperus silicicola, Southern Red Cedar, Coastal Red Cedar

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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Keith Bradley    kab_j_virginiana_71117

October    Chatham County    GA

Fort Pulaski

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (2/8/20):
Juniperus silicicola   FAMILY Cupressaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 018-03-003:
Juniperus silicicola   FAMILY Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sabina silicicola

 

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776

Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain

Habitat: maritime forests and maritime scrub, hammocks, coastal shell middens and natural shell deposits, brackish marshes, pine rocklands in s. FL, and other sandy or peaty, circumneutral situations, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaves spine-tipped on juvenile wood

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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