common juniper

(Juniperus communis var. depressa)

Conservation Status
common juniper
  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
Wetland Indicator Status
     
  Great Plains

UPL - Obligate upland

     
  Midwest

UPL - Obligate upland

     
  Northcentral & Northeast

FACU - Facultative upland

     
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Height

 
 

12 to 48

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Dry. Sand barrens, rocky soil, slopes, exposed ridges.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Pollination

 
 

 

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 24, 28, 30.

 
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Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Pinopsida (conifers)  
  Subclass Pinidae  
 

Order

Pinales (pines)  
 

Family

Cupressaceae (cypress, redwood)  
 

Subfamily

Cupressoideae  
 

Genus

Juniperus (junipers)  
 

Section

Juniperus (needle-leaf junipers)  
  Subsection Juniperus  
  Species Juniperus communis (common juniper)  
  Subspecies Juniperus communis ssp. communis  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

 

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Juniperus canadensis

Juniperus communis ssp. depressa

Juniperus depressa

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

American common juniper

common juniper

ground juniper

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Growing on the shoreline/bank of the lake.

 
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  Luciearl
7/20/2021

Location: Nisswa, MN

Growing on the shoreline/bank of the lake.

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