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