Reflection's Flora and Fauna
A collection of my photos of flora and fauna, and maybe now and then,
something else that catches my attention and just will not let go.
Maybe even with little verbage, which is pretty hard for this gal.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Alligator Juniper, Guadalupe Mountains, Texas

This is the Alligator Juniper, or Juniperus deppeana.  The signage told us that it is the largest of all Junipers, a slow grower, it can reach a diameter of 2 to 3 feet, height of 20 to 40 feet and can grow to an age of 500 to 800 years! Recognized by its deeply furrowed  bark with small square plates. Here is a close up of the trunk and bark.

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