Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Juniperus communis L. var. depressa Pursh image
Photographer: Paul Drobot           

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Robert W. Freckmann
Family Cupressaceae
Juniperus communis L. var. depressa Pursh
common juniper
Juniperus: Latin name for juniper
communis: in Latin "common, general" and means growing in communities
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Status: Native
Plant: low, creeping perennial, 1'-4' tall, evergreen shrub; stems branchlets 3-sided
Fruit:blue-black, hard, ball-like berry with white powder
Leaf:1/4-7/8" sharp, hollow, 3-sided prickly scale-like needles in whorls of 3, white above
Habitat: in rocky, infertile soil

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Flora of North America (off site)
Juniperus canadensis Lodd. ex Burgsd.
Juniperus communis L. subsp. depressa (Pursh) Franco
Juniperus depressa (Pursh) Raf.

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