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Juniperus communis var. depressa

Juniperus communis L. var. depressa Pursh

Common Juniper, Old Field Juniper, Prostrate Juniper

Cupressaceae (Cypress Family)


Juniperus communis var. depressa (Common juniper) #40817

Image Information

Photographer: Cressler, Alan
County: Madison
State: GA
Location Notes: Broad River area.
Accession date: 2014-08-28
Filename: A_C_IMG0922.JPG
Slide Index: 8685427012_f5b2bab1aa_o.jpg
Restrictions: Unrestricted
Collection: Wildflower Center Digital Library
Original Format: Digital
Orientation: Portrait
Shot: Close-up of a branch with female cones. Photographer's note: "These are the unopened cones of the common juniper. The species reaches the southern end of its eastern range in Madison and Elbert Counties, Georgia in vicinity of the Broad River. These populations are considered to be Pleistocene relicts. Although some of the colonies can be locally extensive, most of the plants are usually male. Two of the four populations have one small patch of female plants each. They can be reluctant to produce berries. The berries take up to three years to ripen (green to blue). We visited this site two week prior (4-7-2013) and found most plants with un-open male cones. On my visit yesterday (4-26-2013), most of the male cones had opened, released pollen, and fallen off. I noticed there seemed to be a miss-match in bloom time between male and female plants. Most of the female cones were still not open. This could help explain low berry production."
Date Taken: 2013-04-07
NPIN Image Id: 40817

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Date: 2014-08-27

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