Also called Pacific redcedar, giant cedar, giant arborvitae, western arborvitae, and shinglewood.  Do not confuse with eastern red cedar Juniperus virginiana .

Native to North America's Pacific Northwest.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
Genus used as host by caterpillars of 49 species
of 🦋 butterflies and moths, in some areas.

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