Calflora
Taxon  Report   4503    
Juniperus californica  Carrière
California juniper
Juniperus californica
© 2018 Gary McDonald
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Juniperus californica
© 2009 Ryan Gilmore
Juniperus californica
© 2008 Keir Morse
Juniperus californica, a gymnosperm, is a shrub that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Juniperus californica
© 2005 James M. Andre
Family: CUPRESSACEAE  
Genus: Juniperus
Communities: Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland, Foothill Woodland

Toxicity: MINOR

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Juniperus cedrosiana
PLANTS: Juniperus cerrosianus
PLANTS: Juniperus pyriformis
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More information about  Juniperus californica
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 (JUCA7)

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 15, 2018).

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