General: One-Seed Juniper (Juniperus monosperma) is a coniferous (cone-bearing) tree with tiny, scale-like leaves. The
cones are round berries about 1/4-inch in diameter. This species is most easily recognized by the several branches that all arise from
In southern Nevada, One-Seed Juniper is common north of the mountain ranges around Las Vegas in such places as Lincoln and White
Pine Counties. It is a common component of the Great Basin flats and montane vegetation in the Upper Sonoran
(Pinyon-Juniper Woodland) life zone. This is the dominant species of juniper
in central Nevada.
Family: Cypress (Cupressaceae).
Plant Form: Large shrub to small tree; rounded. Broad rounded crown; trunk short, several branches arising from ground.