Juniperus communis var. depressa (ground juniper)

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Key Characteristics

  • Needles of only one type, pointy, awl shaped with one band of stomata on top
  • This low shrub is very fire sensitive, so supression regimes allow them to proliferate
  • Fruit is a small cone, berrylike, dark blue, with a glaucus bloom
  • Found on dry calcareous soils

Sourced from page 101 in "Trees of Michigan" and during a field lab in Fall 2011


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