[The Cypress Family in 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)

A branch of western juniper as seen along Forest Service Road #1647 in southeastern Logan Valley, Malheur National Forest.........July 3, 2010.

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 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.

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)


Paul Slichter