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Least Concern (LC)

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Cupressaceae -- Cypress family

    Daniel L. Noble

    Rocky Mountain juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) is one of 13  junipers native to North America. It is similar to eastern redcedar (Juniperus  virginiana) but requires 2 years for seed maturity, compared to 1 year  for its eastern relative. Other common names for the typical variety  include Rocky Mountain redcedar, redcedar, western redcedar, river  juniper, cedro rojo, and sabino (23,42,49). Rocky Mountain juniper varies  in size from a shrub to a small tree. The largest specimen grows in the  Cache National Forest in Utah. It measures 198 cm (78 in) in d.b.h. but is  only 11 m (36 ft) tall. Much information is available about Rocky Mountain  juniper as a member of a variety of habitat associations; however what is  known about the silvics of the species is more limited (41).


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Daniel L. Noble

Source: Silvics of North America

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