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Juniperus communis L. var. montana Aiton
common juniper

General Information
Symbol: JUCOM2
Group: Gymnosperm
Family: Cupressaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub
Native Status: CAN   N
GL   N
L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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©Susan McDougall. Trees Live Here. United States, WA, Mount Rainier National Park, Crystal Mountain. September 2002. Usage Requirements.

©Susan McDougall. Trees Live Here. Usage Requirements.

©Susan McDougall. Trees Live Here. United States. Usage Requirements.

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center (NPDC). United States, CA, Berkeley, Regional Parks Botanic Garden at Tilden. June 5, 2003. Usage Requirements.

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 66. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name
JUAL7 Juniperus alpina (Sm.) Gray
JUCOA8 Juniperus communis L. ssp. alpina (Suter) Celak.
JUCON8 Juniperus communis L. ssp. nana (Willd.) Syme
JUCOS Juniperus communis L. ssp. saxatilis (Pall.) A.E. Murray
JUCOA Juniperus communis L. var. alpina Suter
JUCOJ Juniperus communis L. var. jackii Rehder
JUCOS2 Juniperus communis L. var. saxatilis Pall.
JUNA Juniperus nana Willd.
JUSI3 Juniperus sibirica Burgsd.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Coniferophyta – Conifers
Class Pinopsida
Order Pinales
Family Cupressaceae – Cypress family
Genus Juniperus L. – juniper
Species Juniperus communis L. – common juniper
Variety Juniperus communis L. var. montana Aiton – common juniper

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
common juniper
ground juniper
Endangered, Extirpated
ground juniper



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