RED CEDAR (Juniperus virginiana)

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.

Learn: http://www.na.fs.fed.us/pubs/silvics_manual/Volume_1/juniperus/virginiana.htm

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Juniperus+virginiana

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