[Junipers: The Genus Juniperus East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Western Juniper

Juniperus occidentalis var. occidentalis

Synonyms: Juniperus californica var. siskiyouensis, Sabina occidentalis

Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis var. occidentalis (Synonyms: Juniperus californica var. siskiyouensis, Sabina occidentalis) - Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis var. occidentalis (Synonyms: Juniperus californica var. siskiyouensis, Sabina occidentalis)

A branch of western juniper as seen at left along Forest Service Road #1647 in southeastern Logan Valley, Malheur National Forest.........July 3, 2010. The photo at right shows the fruits of western juniper as seen along the Hard Stone Trail about 2.5 miles south of Oregon Highway 206, Cottonwood Canyon and adjacent BLM lands, Sherman County, OR......March 10, 2018.

Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis var. occidentalis (Synonyms: Juniperus californica var. siskiyouensis, Sabina occidentalis) - Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis var. occidentalis (Synonyms: Juniperus californica var. siskiyouensis, Sabina occidentalis) - Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis var. occidentalis (Synonyms: Juniperus californica var. siskiyouensis, Sabina occidentalis)

A close-up of the scale-like leaves and glaucous fruits of western juniper (photos at left and center) as seen along Oregon Highway #19 between Spray, OR and Kimberly, OR........June 30, 2010. Note the prominent whitish gland on many of the scales. The photo at right shows a western juniper uphill to the west of the campground at Cottonwood Canyon State Park.........February 22, 2015.

Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis var. occidentalis (Synonyms: Juniperus californica var. siskiyouensis, Sabina occidentalis) - Bark on the trunk of a Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis var. occidentalis (Synonyms: Juniperus californica var. siskiyouensis, Sabina occidentalis) - Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis var. occidentalis (Synonyms: Juniperus californica var. siskiyouensis, Sabina occidentalis)

Western juniper as seen on serpentine outcrops along the Canyon Mountain Trail #218, Strawberrry Mountain Wilderness..........August 19, 2011.

Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis var. occidentalis (Synonyms: Juniperus californica var. siskiyouensis, Sabina occidentalis) - Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis var. occidentalis (Synonyms: Juniperus californica var. siskiyouensis, Sabina occidentalis)

A fairly large western juniper measuring about 4.5' diameter at breast height along an old jeep road just south of Dendrite Butte, about 50 meters north of the northern boundary of the South Fork Crooked River Wilderness Study Area..........October 24, 2015.

Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis var. occidentalis (Synonyms: Juniperus californica var. siskiyouensis, Sabina occidentalis) - Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis var. occidentalis (Synonyms: Juniperus californica var. siskiyouensis, Sabina occidentalis)

A western juniper as seen left along FS Road #38-200 several miles southeast of Spanish Peak, Ochoco National Forest..........June 14, 2015 The photo at right shows a western juniper along the Gray Butte Trail #852 near the southwestern corner of Gray Butte, Crooked River National Grasslands........June 24, 2017.

Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis var. occidentalis (Synonyms: Juniperus californica var. siskiyouensis, Sabina occidentalis) - Trunk of Western Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis var. occidentalis (Synonyms: Juniperus californica var. siskiyouensis, Sabina occidentalis)

The photo at right shows a close-up of the bark of western juniper as observed along Forest Road 16 along the crest of the Maury Mountains east of the junction with Road 1750, Ochoco National Forest........April 27, 2018.

Paul Slichter