Juniper is a monecious plant, meaning that it has both female and male structure on the same plant.

The male reproductive organ is the pollen sacs usually a smaller cone, that will release its pollen into the air at the time of germination. When the pollen is in the air it pollinates the female ovules, or stobili=cones, where the germination will produce the naked seed, in Juniper’s case the Juniper berry.

 USDA: Plant Database

The maturation of the female cones takes approximately 1-2 years. Each of the scales on the female cones has 1-3 wingless seeds, when the seeds are wind pollinated they start their development and become fleshy or leathery, resulting in the berry formation.

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