|Utah Juniper, Juniperus osteosperma.|
Near Jacob's Lake Arizona. 3-6-2007.
|Utah Juniper, Leaves.||Utah Juniper, Cones.|
Limbs, & Bark.
Trunk, & Bark.
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A small, shrubby tree or large bush up to 25 feet tall; typically its branches are low to the ground and it develops a rounded crown.
Arizona has 3,666 species of native and naturalized plants in 1,003 genera and 145 families (Lehr and Pinkava, 1980).
Height: Up to 25 feet tall with a 25 foot crown spread.
Flowers: Monoecious; perfect, bell - shaped, 1/4 inch long, pinkish - white, ten to fifteen occurring in a tight grouped, hanging cluster, at the ends of its twigs.
Flowering Time: Mid March - May.
Buds: Buds monecious; males are small pale yellow in clusters at the ends of the twigs; the females are small, round, and light green.
Cones: Berry-like cones, round, 1/4 - 1/2 inch in diameter, bluish when young but turning reddish brown and dry when mature, usually 2 seeds per cone, (could have one), they mature over two growing seasons.
Seeds: One or two.
Leaves: Evergreen, scale-like, in opposite pairs, no glands so leaves lack any resin; yellow-green.
Bark: Gray, exfoliating with irregular furrows and scaly ridges; stays thin.
Found: Native to the USA (AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY). Also found south into northern Mexico in northern Sonora, & northwestern Chihuahua.
Soil pH requirements:
Elevation: 3,500 to 7,500 Feet.
Habitat: The woodland mosaic formed by Utah Juniper occurs primarily on the high plains, plateaus, mesas, canyons, foothills, and lower mountain slopes of the Colorado Plateau. Semi-desert, foothills. Woodlands. Dry and rocky soils. Associated Species are: Arizona Cypress, big sagebrush, Indian ricegrass.
Miscellaneous: Photos Taken Near Jacob's Lake, Arizona. 3-6-2007.
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