Taxon  Report   4504 
Juniperus communis  L.
Common juniper,  Dwarf juniper
Juniperus communis
© 2010 Louis-M. Landry
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Juniperus communis
© 2007 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Juniperus communis, a gymnosperm, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Juniperus communis
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Yellow Pine Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest
Habitat: slopes
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands
Toxicity: MINOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   4 (broad endemic / strong indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Juniperus communis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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:   (Accessed: Mar 18, 2018).

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