Spermatophytes (seed plants): Gymnosperms (non-flowering plants): Conifers: Cupressales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Learn more about Juniperus from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Ground Juniper, Mountain Juniper, Common Juniper
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August Haywood County NC
Corneille Bryan Native Garden
Leaves all needlelike, spreading from twig, w 1 broad white band on 1 side, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.
COMPARE conifers (not including Pines)
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Look for it in thin soil around rock outcrops on mountain summits and Piedmont monadnocks and rocky bluffs (in GA & NC), xeric Coastal Plain sandhills (in SC), per Weakley's Flora
IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Whorls of 3, or opposite
Blue or black
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Landscaping with Native Trees p134?
- Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast p051
- Trees of the Southeastern United States p043?
- Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge p03?
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p182