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Common Juniper (Juniperus communis L.)

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Common Juniper
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An evergreen native to much of the northern hemisphere; in North America, usually a mat-forming shrub, but occasionally growing upright.

Range - Expand

Native or Not Present
Native or Expanded
Native or Expanded or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.

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