Calflora
Taxon  Report   4508    
Juniperus osteosperma  (Torr.) Little
Utah juniper
Juniperus osteosperma
© 2004 Robert Sivinski
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Juniperus osteosperma
© 2002 Timothy D. Ives
Juniperus osteosperma
© 2010 Lee Dittmann
Juniperus osteosperma, a gymnosperm, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Juniperus osteosperma
© 2002 Timothy D. Ives
Family: CUPRESSACEAE  
Genus: Juniperus
Communities: Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Toxicity: MINOR

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Juniperus monosperma
PLANTS: Sabina osteosperma
PLANTS: Juniperus utahensis
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More information about  Juniperus osteosperma
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (JUOS)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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