Definitions for juniperus virginiana
eastern red cedar, red cedar, red juniper, Juniperus virginiana(noun)
small juniper found east of Rocky Mountains having a conic crown, brown bark that peels in shreds, and small sharp needles
Juniperus virginiana is a species of juniper native to eastern North America from southeastern Canada to the Gulf of Mexico and east of the Great Plains. Further west it is replaced by the related Juniperus scopulorum and to the southwest by Juniperus ashei. The Lakota Native American name is Chansha, "redwood" or Hante'. In its native range it is commonly called "cedar" or "red cedar," names rejected by the American Joint Committee on Horticultural Nomenclature as it is a juniper, not a true cedar. However, "Red Cedar" is the most used common name.
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