Alligator Juniper, Juniperus deppeana

Alligator Juniper
Juniperus deppeana


Leaves & Berries



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Family: Cupressaceae, Cypress Family
Plant Size: Generally less than 45' (13.5 M) in our area.
Blooms in: Spring
Habitat Preferred: Mountainous areas over 4500' elevation, associates with other Junipers and Pinyon Pines
Photo(s) taken at: Show Low, 9/99
Bloom Color: Tiny yellowish male cones - female berries are up to 1/2" in diameter, containing 4 seeds.
Other Common Names:
Origin: Native
Comments: This is the largest Juniper in the area, and it occurs at the highest elevations.
Further Reference & Sources: "Arizona Flora", Kearney, Peebles, et. al., Univ. of California Press, 1951 w/1960 supp.;   "A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Anne Orth Epple, 1995, Falcon Press
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