is a shrubby to treelike woody plant that grows as undergrowth of coniferous trees. It grows to 10 m of height and has sharp, needle-like leaves connected in trifoliate verticils. Juniper leaves are blue-green with one white stripe on the inside surface. Common juniper plant is dioecious - male and female flowers grow on various plants, pollinated by wind. Its fruit is a dry, black-blue berry-like cone that matures for 18 months. It has a diameter of 4 - 12 mm. The fruits are eaten by birds, whose droppings also spread the plant's seeds.