The term 'subspecies' (abbreviation: subsp.) is used in plant systematics to describe a closely related group within a species that differs distinctly from another group. In Juniperus communis, for instance, the subspecies Juniperus communis subsp. communis L. – Common Juniper and Juniperus communis subsp. nana (Willd.) Syme – Dwarf Juniper can be distinguished.