WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: RED CEDAR (Juniperus virginiana)
a.k.a. Eastern redcedar is an evergreen tree in the cypress family. Berries provide great food for wildlife including: bluebirds, waxwings, bobwhite, quail, ruffed grouse, pheasant, wild turkeys, rabbits, foxes, raccoons, skunks, opossums, and coyotes. Cover for birds, deer and others. Deer will browse in an emergency.
Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Juniperus+virginiana