A large group of related plants, in family Cupressaceae, including common juniper Juniperus communis , horizontal juniper Juniperus horizontalis and eastern red cedar Juniperus virginiana .  Please let us know which species you would like to see here, using the 📧︎ contact button at the bottom of this page.

Different species are native worldwide, mostly in the northern hemisphere.

Junipers are 🌲︎ conifers, which (1) do not enclose its seeds in any ovary structure ('naked' seeds or gymnosperm), and (2) package its seeds in cones (apparently a different type of female reproductive structure).  Junipers modify these rules, with seed cones that are fleshy and berry-like.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

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

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