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Is Juniper in the Valerian Plant Family?

    Junipers

    • Juniper, or juniperus, can be trees or shrubs. In shrub form, they either grow upright or spread outward. They thrive in sunny areas with moist soil, but they tolerate less-than-ideal conditions, such as drought or city environments. They are long-lived perennials that reach heights of 10 feet or more, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.

    Cupressaceae Family

    • The Cupressaceae---or cypress---family contains 142 species and 20 genera of plants, according to the Gymnosperm Database. The database describes members of the cypress family as aromatic, resinous trees and shrubs. They reside on every continent except Antarctica. Junipers comprise the largest genus of the cypress family.

    Valerian Family

    • The Valerian family contains roughly 17 genera and 300 species of perennial herbs. according to the Jepson Flora Project. The plants are present in every part of the world except Australia.



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