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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Gymnosperms (non-flowering plants): Conifers: Cupressales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Eastern Red Cedar
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Crown usually dense and conical, widening with age but rarely flattening, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.
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Pollen cones about 1/8" long, terminal, numerous, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
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March Greenville County SC
Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve
Most abundant on circumneutral soils from mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora.
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May Greenville County SC
The durable red wood used for posts, railroad ties, cedar chests and pencils, per Trees Worth Knowing by Julia Ellen Rogers (1924).
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May Spartanburg County SC
The cedar phase of the Apple Cedar Rust parasite, Gymnosporangium spp., in May
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June Greenville County SC
Leaves on juvenile shoots sharply tipped and subulate, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_juniperus_virginiana
Bark is shreddy, fibrous, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.
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October Spartanburg County SC
Over-winter phase of Apple Cedar Rust parasite, Gymnosporangium spp., in October
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December Pickens County SC
Leaves appressed and scalelike (acicular) on mature twigs, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.
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Month Unknown Lancaster County SC
Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve
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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