So how do the plants spread throughout their habitats? Birds, other small animal, and deer consume the juniper berries. After they digest the flesh they disperse the seed in different areas of their environment, thus creating new plants in different regions.


Juniper also is a habitat to other organisms like birds small rodents like gophers, squirrels, and weasels and insects. Worms help turn up the soil and provide the most amount of nutrients possible for Juniper, since the substrate that it resides in isn't very nutrient plentiful.


A mutualistic relationship occurs between juniper and mycorrhizae, a fungus that helps to provide more nutrients to the plants by living on the roots of the plant.


Juniper is also used in some pharmaceutical drugs as well as holistic drugs to help relieve symptoms with different diseases. Including those that deal with kidney and lung functioning. Juniper also must coexist, by sharing it's habitat with other plant organisms. they don't compete for necessarily for the same exact food source, but a very similar one. Some of the plants that live in close proximity with Juniper include Poison Ivy.Tammy Johnson

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