New York Natural Heritage Program
Creeping Juniper
Juniperus horizontalis Moench
Juniperus horizontalis Troy Weldy
Family: Cypress Family (Cupressaceae)

State Protection: Endangered
listed species are those with: 1) 5 or fewer extant sites, or 2) fewer than 1,000 individuals, or 3) restricted to fewer than 4 U.S.G.S. 7 minute topographical maps, or 4) species listed as endangered by U.S. Department of Interior.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: This plant is endangered/critically imperiled in New York because of extreme rarity (typically 5 or fewer populations or very few remaining individuals) or is extremely vulnerable to extirpation from New York due to biological factors.

Global Rarity Rank: G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5 means: This species is demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.

Did you know?
Creeping juniper is a popular landscape plant with many horticultural varieties in blues, greens and yellows. The NY Natural Heritage program only tracks native occurrences.

State Ranking Justification [-]
This plant has always been rare and local in its distribution in New York. There are only two known populations today that are located in relative close proximity to one another. Further studies may indicate that the two "populations" are actually interacting with one another and best treated as two sub-populations of the same occurrence. There are a few more locales to search for this species, but few additional populations are suspected.

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