Utah juniper

Juniperus osteosperma

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  • Utah juniper | Utah juniper (Juniperus osteosperma) Photo: brewbooks
  • Utah juniper | Utah juniper (Juniperus osteosperma) Photo: brewbooks
  • Utah juniper | Utah juniper (Juniperus osteosperma) Photo: brewbooks
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Basic Information

Order

Cupressales

Family

Cupressaceae

Size

10-20 ft

Leaf Color

Green

Blooming Season

Spring

Bloom Color

Blue-Brown Berry like with a white hue

Attracts

Bird and wildlife consume berries.

Can I eat Utah juniper?

Pine nuts are edible.

Medicinal uses for Utah juniper

Wide variety of uses. Native Americans used a poultice of leaves to treat toothaches and swollen gums. A decoction can be used to treat menstrual cramps and the kidneys.

Utah juniper Habitat

Utah Junipers (Juniperus osteosperma) thrive in the dry sunny soils of the american southwest.

Utah juniper Facts

Utah Junipers grow in the desert southwest. They are most common in Arizona and have graced countless pictures along the south rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

Utah juniper Distribution



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