Juniperus communis L. var. montana Ait. (common juniper)

Scientific name : Juniperus communis L. var. montana Ait.
Botanical Family : Cupressaceae

Plant Popularity

The plant Juniperus communis L. var. montana Ait., is the 38699th most popular plant at placing it in the top 19% of botanical plant names on our site.

English name : common juniper
Description : Juniper, Juniperus communis L.; evergreen shrub, much branched, with very sharp prickly short narrow evergreen leaves, these in whorls of 3 and glaucous above ; male and female cones usually on different plants (dioecious), axil¬lary, very small, the male consisting of several broad shortly pointed scales each with about 4 an¬ther-loculi attached to the lower margin, the female with a few empty scales at the base and 3 fleshy ones above which unite to form the de¬pressed globose cone (" fruit ") which is dark purple-blue and about 8 in. in diam. ; seeds hard ; very widely distributed in North Temperate regions from the Mediterranean to the Arctic and across Asia into North Ameri¬ca ; usually grows on open downs and hillsides and is locally common ; a second species is J. sibirica Burgsd. (J. nana Willd.), very dwarf and in these islands found only in Scotland.

Oil of Juniper is obtained from the dried ripe female cones (" fruits "), and is colourless or pale greenish-yellow, with a characteristic odour and a burning somewhat bitter taste. It is used medicinally, and the berries are also employed for flavour¬ing gin (family Cupressaceae).

Recent search results:


Botanical English Common Family          
89059 Eulophia warneckeana Kraenzl.   Orchidaceae          
mily Microgramma lycopodioides (L.) Copeland clubmoss snakefern DILLENIACEAE          
boal Botrychium alabamense Maxon >>Botrychium jenmanii Tecophilaeaceae          
pl_4040 Magnolia hypoleuca   Magnoliaceae          
phli3 Philodendron lingulatum (L.) K. Koch treelover Araceae          
oehoo Oenothera hookeri Torr. & Gray ssp. ornata (A. Nels.) Munz >>Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima Onagraceae          
crri4 Cranichis ricartii Ackerman Puerto Rico helmet orchid Orchidaceae          
72742 Leucas minimifolia Chiov.   Lamiaceae          
pl_3632 Calicotome spinosa   Leguminosae          
53383 Aeschynomene rueppelii Baker   Fabaceae          
ipco7 Ipomoea corymbosa (L.) Roth ex Roemer & J.A. Schultes >>Turbina corymbosa Convolvulaceae          
20844 Piaranthus comptus N.E.Br. var. ciliatus N.E.Br.   Apocynaceae          
chlu3 Chaetochloa lutescens (Weigel) Stuntz >>Pennisetum glaucum Poaceae          
guar Gutierrezia arizonica (Gray) M.A. Lane Arizona snakeweed Asteraceae          
asne4 Astragalus neomexicanus Woot. & Standl. New Mexico milkvetch Fabaceae          
62106 Rhynchosia flavissima Baker   Fabaceae          

join gardening forum

Can't find the information your are looking for?

Search again, try our gardening resources pages, post a question in our forum, or search our site below:

add your link
addyour link
add your link to our site

People have found this page by searching for communis Montana (100.00%)

© 2008 - Add Your Link - Privacy Policy - site by Weblife. Other sites by us include: Investment and Finance How To