Alpine juniper

Juniperus communis subsp. alpina

  • Alpine juniper
  • Alpine juniper
  • Flower name
    Alpine juniper
  • Scientific name
    Juniperus communis subsp. alpina
  • Alias利尻柏槙, Alpine juniper
  • Place of originnorthern hemisphere
  • Place of floweringHigh mountain, Hokkaido, Specific area
  • Flowering seasonMay, June

What is Alpine juniper

Alpine juniper,or Rissiri juniper (Scientific name: Juniperus communis subsp. alpina var. montana) is a variant of Juniperus communis, an evergreen needle-leaved shrub in the family Cupressaceae. It grows crawling in the alpine rocky terrain of the northern hemisphere, such as Rishiri Island and Greenland. The leaves grow in a dense ring, three at a time, on the stem. The leaves are washed elongated and elliptical and arched. The undersides of the leaves are dark green with white pore belts. It is a dioecious plant and is a wind-borne flower.

Generic name: Alpine juniper, Scientific name: Juniperus communis subsp. alpina or Juniperus communis var. montana, also known as Rissiri juniper, shrub height: 0.5 - 1 m, Leaf shape: striated ellipsoid, underside green, leaf length: 0.8 - 1 cm, male flower: globose, flower diameter: 0.2 - 0.3 cm, male color: yellow, flowering period: May - June, fruiting period: October, Note: Dioecious.


  • Order
    Pinales
  • Family
    Cupressaceae
  • Genus
    Juniperus
  • Species
    J. communis subsp. alpina
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    without
  • Leaf type
    Linear
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeevergreen needle-leaved shrub
  • Flower colors
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height50.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.2 ~ 0.3 cm

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