E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Juniperus communis var. depressa L.
Cupressaceae (Cypress family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Distribution of Juniperus communis var. depressa
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General:
Sprawling, evergreen shrub, 0.5-3.0 m tall; bark very thin, reddish-brown, shredding and scaly.
Leaves:
Needle-like, with whitish channel on upper surface, (5) 7-12 (19) mm long, in whorls of three on stem.
Cones:
Seed cones fleshy, berrylike, egg-shaped to globose, 6-9 mm long, green in first year, ripening in second year to bluish black; pollen and seed cones on separate plants.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Dry slopes and open forests to wet coastal muskeg in the lowland to alpine zones; common throughout BC; circumpolar, N to AK, E to NF and S to CA, AZ, NM, and GA; Eurasia.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

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