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Juniperus horizontalis ‘Mother Lode’

 

Creeping Juniper, Mother Lode Juniper

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionConiferophytaConifers—cone-bearing trees (and a few shrubs)
ClassPinopsidaGymnosperms such as cedars, Douglas-firs, cypresses, firs, junipers, kauri, larches, pines, hemlocks, redwoods, spruces, and yews
OrderPinalesCone-bearing plants: cedar, cypress, fir, juniper, larch, pine, redwood, spruce, yew, and others
FamilyCupressaceaeCypres family, including junipers and redwoods
GenusJuniperusLatin for “juniper”
Specieshorizontalis“Horizontal,” low to the ground
Cultivar‘Mother Lode’Presumably for the golden color of this cultivar

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Juniperus horizontalis ‘Mother Lode’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 Jun 2010.

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Juniperus horizontalis (Creeping Juniper, Mother Lode Juniper)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 3 × 2' (94 × 62 cm)

Juniperus horizontalis (Creeping Juniper, Mother Lode Juniper)

4/7/2012 · Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton, MD
≈ 9 × 6" (22 × 14 cm)

Juniperus horizontalis (Creeping Juniper, Mother Lode Juniper)

4/7/2012 · Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton, MD
≈ 24 × 16" (62 × 41 cm)