regram @the_buckeye_botanist
Even as common as they are, I never tire of seeing the gorgeous "berries" or seed cones of the red cedar (Juniperus virginiana). It's a dioecious species with separate male and female trees, so don't be surprised if you find many a red cedar without its attractive fruit. It's also a genuine juniper rather than a cedar as its common name suggests but what's in a name anyway? The glaucous, waxy pale blue seed cones aren't just appealing to my eye but my tastebuds as well. I'm an avid fan of gin and gin's uniquely coniferous flavor comes from the aforementioned seed cones of junipers. Even better and quite appropriate is my gin of choice is 'The Botanist', an exceptionally high quality Scottish spirit. My ancestral homeland may be known for scotch but they sure distill a mean gin! 
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regram @the_buckeye_botanist Even as common as they are, I never tire of seeing the gorgeous "berries" or seed cones of the red cedar (Juniperus virginiana). It's a dioecious species with separate male and female trees, so don't be surprised if you find many a red cedar without its attractive fruit. It's also a genuine juniper rather than a cedar as its common name suggests but what's in a name anyway? The glaucous, waxy pale blue seed cones aren't just appealing to my eye but my tastebuds as well. I'm an avid fan of gin and gin's uniquely coniferous flavor comes from the aforementioned seed cones of junipers. Even better and quite appropriate is my gin of choice is 'The Botanist', an exceptionally high quality Scottish spirit. My ancestral homeland may be known for scotch but they sure distill a mean gin! #nature #nature gram #nature lovers #nature Photography #ignature #instaplant #instanature #instatree #botany #dendrology #Tree #cedar #juniper #redcedar #juniper us #conifer #seedcone #forest #EarlySuccessional #Gin #Ohio #ohionature #ohiotrees #ohioflora #algibson #TheBuckeyeBotanist #ohiourbanforestry

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