Taxon  Report   4503    
Juniperus californica  Carrière
California juniper
Juniperus californica
© 2005 James M. Andre
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Juniperus californica
© 2009 Ryan Gilmore
Juniperus californica
© 2005 James M. Andre
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
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Juniperus californica
© 2017 Gary McDonald
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   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).