Taxon  Report   10933 
Juniperus communis  L.  var. saxatilis  Pall.
Common juniper
Juniperus communis var. saxatilis
© 2005 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
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Juniperus communis var. saxatilis
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Juniperus communis var. saxatilis, a gymnosperm, is a shrub that is native to California.

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Juniperus communis var. saxatilis
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Genus: Juniperus
Parent Record Juniperus communis
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 accepted name: Juniperus communis var. montana
More information about  Juniperus communis var. saxatilis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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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 24, 2018).

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