Juniperus communis

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Common Juniper: for more photos, see Sitka Nature Photo Gallery for Juniperus communis
Common Juniper (Juniperus communis): An easily over-looked evergreen shrub. The needle-shaped leaves are blue-green during the growing season, often brown or grey in the winter. In some locations, this species may be very common, but more often scattered.

Expected throughout the region, collections are scattered throughout much, with some significant gaps, most prominently West Chichagof and the Northern Gulf Coast. (Pending review of non-georeferenced collections in Arctos)

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Other References

  • Muller: gen; dry slopes, rock outcrops, muskegs
  • Hall 2010: Scattered in bogs and on dry slopes and rock outcrops in the alpine or subalpine.

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