I have very distinct memories of Juniper shrubs from my youth in Eastern Oregon where we just called hem Junipers. It was not until I arrived in Texas, where everyone calls Them Cedars that I even realize they were cedars. Junipers shrubs are ubiquitous across the arid regions of the United States.
Description Of A Juniper
- The Juniper (Juniperus communis ), also known as cedar, this treelike shrub which , depending on variety, can grow to a height of 20 feet or more and a width of 20 feet,
- Junipers have tiny, scaly evergreen leaves that are densely crowded on the branches. A Junipers berrylike cones are usually blue and whitish wax coated.
Where Do Juniper Shrubs grow?
- Junipers grow in open, semi-arid, places throughout the throughout North America, Europe, and Southwest Asia.
What Are The Edible Parts Of A Juniper?
- The berries of juniper are edible raw.
- Juniper twigs can be consumed as a tea.
- Dried and crushed berries are good for seasoning meat.
- The seeds can be roasted as a substitute for coffee.