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Herb to Know: Juniper

• Juniperus communis • (Joo-NIP-er-uss kom-YOU-niss) • Family Cupressaceae • Hardy tree The genus Juniperus contains about seventy species of evergreen trees or shrubs in the Northern Hemisphere, some thirty of which are native to North America. Common juniper (J. communis) is an erect or prostrate shrub or small tree to 35 feet tall. Native to much of North America ...

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