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Juniperus monosperma var. monosperma

Juniperus monosperma (Engelm.) Sarg. var. monosperma

One-seed Juniper, Oneseed Juniper

Cupressaceae (Cypress family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Cone
Size Notes: Up to about 35 feet tall.
Fruit: Though technically incorrect, the seed cones are often referred to as berries.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous. Seed cones reddish-blue to brownish-blue, maturing in 1 year.


USA: AZ , CO , NM , OK , TX , UT
Native Habitat: Dry, rocky soils and slopes.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Juniperus monosperma var. monosperma in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Juniperus monosperma var. monosperma in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Juniperus monosperma var. monosperma


Record Modified: 2020-10-30
Research By: CBR

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