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Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (Eastern redcedar)
Cressler, Alan

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana

Juniperus virginiana L. var. virginiana

Eastern Redcedar, Eastern Red Cedar

Cupressaceae (Cypress Family)

Synonym(s): Juniperus virginiana ssp. crebra, Juniperus virginiana var. crebra, Sabina virginiana


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Cone
Size Notes: Up to about 100 feet tall.
Fruit: Though technically incorrect, the seed cones are often referred to as berries.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AL , AR , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON , QC
Native Distribution: Most of North America from the Great Plains to the Eastern Seaboard.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-02
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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