Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum)
Rocky Mountain Juniper occurs along rocky shores near salt
water in the San Juans. Trunks are typically knarled and shrubby. Leaves
are scale-like have a cedar-like fragarance. The pale blue berries are eaten
by birds, who disseminate the seeds in their droppings. Junipers are slow
growing and may live for hundreds of years. Photo by Terry Domico.