Calflora
Taxon  Report   10933    
Juniperus communis  L.  var. saxatilis  Pall.
Common juniper
Juniperus communis var. saxatilis
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
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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
© 2005 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
Family: CUPRESSACEAE  
Genus: Juniperus
Parent: Juniperus communis
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest

Toxicity: MINOR

Wetlands:
Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 4; (broad endemic / strong indicator)

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Juniperus communis var. montana

Alternate Names:
ICPN: 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 Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (JUCOS2)

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: Dec 16, 2018).