[Juniperus canadensis Lodd. ex Burgsd., more...]
Etymology: Juniperus: Latin name for juniper
Plants: low, creeping perennial, 1'-4' tall, evergreen shrub; stems branchlets 3-sided
Leaves: 1/4-7/8" sharp, hollow, 3-sided prickly scale-like needles in whorls of 3, white above
Fruits: blue-black, hard, ball-like berry with white powder
Habitat: in rocky, infertile soil
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 3 USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos University of Wisconsin - Green Bay: Gymnosperms: Photos, descriptions, information Virginia Tech Dept. of Forestry, College of Natural Resources: detailed description and photographs Purple Sage - Ethnobotanical Information: Detailed usage, preparation, and other helpful information Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"