Taxon  Report   4505    
Juniperus occidentalis  Hook.
Western juniper
Juniperus occidentalis
© 2006 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Juniperus occidentalis
© 2018 Stefan Eggenberg
Juniperus occidentalis
© 2013 Cynthia Powell
Juniperus occidentalis, a gymnosperm, is a tree that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Juniperus occidentalis
© 2016 mark kircher
Genus: Juniperus
Communities: Northern Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest

Toxicity: MINOR

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Juniperus californica var. siskiyouensis
ICPN + PLANTS: Juniperus occidentalis var. occidentalis
PLANTS: Sabina occidentalis
More information about  Juniperus occidentalis
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 22, 2019).