Juniperus virginiana L.
Determiner: Nee, M. (2016-01-01)
Nee, M. 62903
Verbatim Date: 2016-04-27
United States, Wisconsin, Richland, 3.8 km E of Gotham, Button Bluff, NE of Button Cemetery along CTH JJ
43° 13' 11" N, 90° 14' 36" W; T09N R02E sec34 NE4NW4;
Very steep S. facing bluff of Wisconsin River valley, with dry prairie heavily invaded by Juniperus virginiana and a few J. communis var. depressa and Populus grandidentata.
Tree 8m. tall, 30 cm. in diameter, the trunk tapering in the lower part, fluted from the persistent living or dead lateral branches; bark stringy. Voucher for wood specimens at Kw, Lw, MADw, MEXUw, RSAw. Wood specimen from a horizontal lower branch, 13 x 8 cm., 68 years old and more or less as old as the tree. Wood very aromatic when freshly cut and later after dried, much more aromatic than J. communis var. horizontalis; sapwood light tan, sharply distint from the purple heartwood. Drying wood specimens forming white crystals on the surface. "Fruit" blue-glaucous.
Record Id: 6d1a832e-43a2-4d58-a9b3-6d743f82d9dc
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