Rocky Mountain Juniper

  • berries are astringent
  • berry has 3-12 small seeds
  • foliage is droopy, appears braided
  • shrub grows to waist level
WARNING: Eating these berries in large quantities can cause renal damage or intestinal irritation. They should not be consumed by pregnant women or kidney patients.
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Look-alikes in British Columbia

The closely related Creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis) is similar in appearance and produces berries that have the same edibility characteristics. It differs in that it is a low-growing (under 30 cm) creeping shrub.

See also common juniper.

Related topics: Edible Mushrooms of BC - Edible Plants of BC
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