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Juniperus occidentalis Hook.

Juniperus californica Carrière var. siskiyouensis L.F. Hend.

Juniperus occidentalis Hook. var. occidentalis

Sabina occidentalis (Hook.) A. Heller

Western juniper

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
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 25 May 2020.

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Juniperus occidentalis (western juniper)

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


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