Also called red cedar (although do not confuse with western redcedar Thuja plicata ), eastern juniper, red juniper, pencil cedar and aromatic cedar.

Native to 🇺🇸 USA East, Midwest, and Great Plains. Invasive > in Hawaii

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
Juniperus hosts caterpillars of 41 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Makes good 🐦︎ bird food.

Male trees score most allergenic (10 out of 10) on the OPALS™ Ogren Plant Allergy Scale.  Female trees score least allergenic (1 out of 10).

Learn more about eastern red cedar Juniperus virginiana

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