Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum)
[ Trees > Conifers > Cedars & Junipers . . . ] Forest Type: Various
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: In dry ecosystems, from deserts to ponderosa zones; in pure stands or mixed with other trees.
Stature: 40-60 feet high; trunk 15-30 inches in diameter; pyramid-shaped or irregular.
Needles: Scale-like and tightly pressed to branchlets; pale to dark green.
Bark: Thin; in peeling strips; gray to reddish brown.
Fruit: Berry-like; about 1/2 inch across; greenish at first, becoming bluish with a whitish bloom.
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Kuo, M. (2010, November). Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/juniperus_scopulorum.html