Common Juniper

Name: Common Juniper

Scientific name: Juniperus communis

Category: Trees and bushes

Nature Stars: 60

What are nature stars?

About: A sprawling evergreen shrub of chalk downland, moorland, rocky slopes and coastal heaths.

How to identify: A very spiny bush, with blackish blue berries.

Where: Widespread, but nowhere common.

Fantastic fact: Juniper berries are used to flavour Gin, as well as for cooking game.

Photograph credit: Kess Vargavind

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