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any of several western North American shrubs or small trees of the genus
of the rose family, having simple, leathery leaves and small, whitish flowers.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Alligator juniper, gray oak,
and sotol are a few of the abundant plant species here.
The high plateaus support juniper and curl-leaf
and an understory of dominantly snowberry and ceanothus.
, juniper and sagebrush dot the landscape.
Limited stands of yellow pine,
and juniper provide additional habitat for resident deer.
Stands of juniper and
forest the site, providing privacy from the highway but only limited shade.
Look for stands of quaking aspen and
on drier rocky ridges.
Mule deer seek the protection of the juniper and
patches in the higher elevations of the refuge.
Other common vegetation includes the
, white-barked quaking aspen, and the purple sage.
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