[FoRK] Ashe juniper (was: Bush's tanking approval ratings)

Russell Turpin deafbox at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 13 19:04:52 PDT 2005


Joe Barrera:
>Can you find a picture of this cedar? Or the latin genus species?

It is "Juniperus ashei (also called Juniperus sabinoides
or Juniperus mexicana)," according to this page on
cedar fever:

http://hovanky.com/allergy/mountain.htm

Here's a good picture:

http://uvalde.tamu.edu/herbarium/final/juas_wp.jpg

And the parent page giving some information
about the plant:

http://uvalde.tamu.edu/herbarium/juas.htm

As a tree, it actually has some good features. It
is evergreen. It grows without help. Its wood
is useful and attractive. The female tree makes
pretty blue berries. However, the pollen produced
by the male trees is the most potent allergen in
the area, causing weeks of something that
resembles the flu in those who are susceptible.




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