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View USF Tampa Plant Record: Juniperus horizontalis

Scientific Name Juniperus horizontalis
Common Name Juniper Bush
Family Cupressaceae
Info "Juniperus horizontalis (Creeping Juniper or Creeping cedar) is a low-growing shrubby juniper native to northern North America, throughout most of Canada from Yukon east to Newfoundland, and in the United States in Alaska, and locally from Montana east to Maine, reaching its furthest south in Wyoming and northern Illinois. It lives up to both its scientific and common names, reaching only 10-30 cm tall but often spreading several metres wide. The shoots are slender, 0.7-1.2 mm diameter. The leaves are arranged in opposite decussate pairs, or occasionally in whorls of three; the adult leaves are scale-like, 1-2 mm long (to 8 mm on lead shoots) and 1-1.5 mm broad."
Found By "D Franz, A Aquino, S Tirey"
Date Found 2/4/2013
Resource USDA
Native Landscaped
Links "http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=juho2, http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-2332743, http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=233500732"
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