Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


777

Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

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

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in a wide variety of forests, pastures, old fields, roadsides, & fencerows, primarily upland, occurring most abundantly on circumneutral soils (including shrink-swelled clays), derived from mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

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. virginiana   FAMILY Cupressaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 018-03-002:
Juniperus virginiana   FAMILY Cupressaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Red Cedar