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Juniperus communis
Common juniper

The evergreen, awl-shaped needles are mostly juvenile and awl-shaped, tapering to a spiny point. They are usually borne in whorls of three and spread at right angles to the prickly branchlets. There is a green mid-vein running through the center on some of the gray-green to blue green leaves, while others have a broad white band down the center. Discoloration is evident in the winter, when the keeled leaves become a yellow or brownish-green.

 
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