Alpine Juniper: Juniperus communis

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Botanical Characteristics:
:Habitat and range: Present in approximately 3/4 of the U.S. ( USDA Plant Database).
Growth habit: Tree/shrub. :U.S. Nativity: Native.
Status: Threatened or endangered in a few other states, but not endangered in New Mexico.
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USDA Plant Profile Symbol: JUCO6

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Taxonomy:

KingdomPlantae---Plants
  SubkingdomTracheobionta---Vascular plants
    SuperdivisionSpermatophyta---Seed plants
      DivisionSpermatophyta---Seed plants
        ClassPinopsida
          Subclass
            OrderPinales
              FamilyCupressaceae---Cypress family
                GenusJuniperus L.---Juniper
                  SpeciesJuniperus communis L.---common juniper

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