Taxon  Report   4508    
Juniperus osteosperma  (Torr.) Little
Utah juniper
Juniperus osteosperma
© 2010 Lee Dittmann
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Juniperus osteosperma
© 2004 Robert Sivinski
Juniperus osteosperma
© 2002 Timothy D. Ives
Juniperus osteosperma, a gymnosperm, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Juniperus osteosperma
© 2002 Timothy D. Ives
Genus: Juniperus
Communities: Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Toxicity: MINOR

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Juniperus monosperma
PLANTS: Juniperus californica ssp. osteosperma
PLANTS: Sabina osteosperma
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More information about  Juniperus osteosperma
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 24, 2019).