Name: Common Juniper
Scientific name: Juniperus communis
Category: Trees and bushes
Nature Stars: 60
About: A sprawling evergreen shrub of chalk downland, moorland, rocky slopes and coastal heaths.
How to identify: A very spiny bush, with blackish blue berries.
Where: Widespread, but nowhere common.
Fantastic fact: Juniper berries are used to flavour Gin, as well as for cooking game.
Photograph credit: Kess Vargavind