Juniperus virginiana

Plant Name Red Cedar, Juniper
Scientific name Juniperus virginiana
Family Cupressaceae
Location Thicket, Maritime Forest
Flowering Period March-May
Identifying Characteristics Evergreen with fragrant, scaly leaves in shades of green


  • Scale-like leaves
  • Pungent, light blue berrylike cones
  • Could be as high as 60ft with spire-like canopy
  • Plant emits fragrance
  • In areas with salt spray, trunks contort and copy flattens



  • Serves as cover and nesting site
  • Songbirds feed upon cones
  • Wood used for wooden furniture

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