Vascular Plants - Cupressaceae - Juniperus:
Juniperus scopulorum
Page Author: Don Knoke
Rocky Mountain juniper, Rocky Mountain redcedar 
Blooms: May - June
Habit: tree,shrub
Duration: perennial
Origin: Native
Distribution: British Columbia to Oregon, east to Nebraska
Habitat: Coastal islands to inland valleys and lower mountains
Species Description:

General: Dioecious, usually a rounded to columnar tree up to 10 m. tall, but sometimes a sprawling shrub only 1 m. tall.
Bark: Bark reddish-brown, becoming scaly or fibrous and stringy.
Leaves: Leaves opposite, scale-like, usually with an inconspicuous gland on the leaf surface; juvenile leaves needle-like, 5-7 mm. long, often persistent until tree is nearly mature.
Cones: Staminate cones ovoid, 3-5 mm. long, with 12-16 stamens; ovulate cones berry-like, bluish-purple and glaucous, 5-6 mm. long, 1- to 2-seeded.
Accepted Name:
Juniperus scopulorum Sargent
Synonyms:
Juniperus scopulorum Sarg.
Juniperus scopulorum Sarg. ssp. patens
Juniperus virginiana L.
Juniperus virginiana L. ssp. montana Vasey
Juniperus virginiana ssp. scopulorum Lemmon

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Juniperus scopulorum
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of all Juniperus scopulorum specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Juniperus scopulorum specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Juniperus scopulorum treatment.

E-Flora BC: Juniperus scopulorum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Juniperus scopulorum images.

USDA Plants Database: Juniperus scopulorum.
Additional photographs of Juniperus scopulorum:
(click on a thumbnail to view larger photo)

H. Tim Gladwin, 1988

H. Tim Gladwin, 1988

H. Tim Gladwin, 1988

H. Tim Gladwin, 1988

Bud Kovalchik

Bud Kovalchik

Bud Kovalchik

Richard Old

Richard Old

Richard Old

Craig Althen, 2010

Craig Althen, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2015

G. D. Carr, 2015

G. D. Carr, 2015

G. D. Carr, 2015

G. D. Carr, 2015

G. D. Carr, 2015

G. D. Carr, 2015

G. D. Carr, 2015

G. D. Carr, 2015

G. D. Carr, 2015
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