- Flower nameAlpine juniper
- Scientific nameJuniperus 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.