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Juniperus occidentalis

Juniperus occidentalis Hook.


Western Juniper

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionConiferophytaConifers—cone-bearing trees (and a few shrubs)
ClassPinopsidaGymnosperms such as cedars, Douglas-firs, cypresses, firs, junipers, kauri, larches, pines, hemlocks, redwoods, spruces, and yews
OrderPinalesCone-bearing plants: cedar, cypress, fir, juniper, larch, pine, redwood, spruce, yew, and others
FamilyCupressaceaeCypres family, including junipers and redwoods
GenusJuniperusLatin for “juniper”
Speciesoccidentalis“From the west, western”

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Juniperus occidentalis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 18 May 2012.

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Juniperus occidentalis (Western Juniper)

8/29/2007 · Paradise Hill near Upper Klamath Lake, OR
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm) ID is uncertain


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