Juniperus communis

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Name and publication

Juniperus communis L., Sp. Pl. 2: 1040 (1753).


Fleshy cones of common juniper sometimes appear in potpourri. The cones are dark blue to black upon drying, often with a blue glaucous coating, 3-6(-7) mm in diameter, 3-seeded. Leaves are acicular with a single white band above, which is rarely divided by a faint midrib in the basal half.

Nativity and distribution

Juniperus communis is native to Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America.