Not sure if this should be here or in the plant ID section, because I do not know if it is native to the area. It is growing in Oregon, eastside foot of the Cascades, northwest of Bend, south of Black Butte. Photographs made in mid-September. A low-growing, creeping, evergreen shrub, on gently sloped ground which I'd consider well-drained. It seems out of place in Ponderosa Pine forest, with aspens and mixed deciduous brush in areas with more available moisture. It covers an area approximately 20 x 25 feet. No other plants like it in the area. Looks like something to be used for ground cover in a residential or commercial setting. Not knowing anything useful about the family groups, genus groups, scientific names of plants, etc., I've not done well in searching for information on this plant, only gotten more confused if it belongs to the firs, or spruces or yews, or none of the above, since I'm not convinced I've been able to fully match it to the descriptions I've found for any one of those. The portions of branches / stems which stand upright are 10 inches to 22-23 inches tall. The portions of branches in contact with the ground do put out fine roots into the ground. The branches I checked which remain mostly horizontal and form the outer edge, extend 48 - 54 inches outward from the area where they have put down their roots. Needles are less than half-inch long, smooth, solid green on one side, white stripe on the opposite side. The green side of the needle faces "inward", toward the main stem. The white-striped side faces "outward", toward the distal end of the stem on which it is located. In cross section, I'd guess they may be considered triangular..convex on the green side, slightly concave on the side with the white stripe...and having pointed tips. I am not sure if the base is considered a flatted attachment or a cupped attachment...it seems more flatted to my untrained observation, but unsure. Needles are attached individually to the branch and twig, and there are three evenly spaced around the circumference of the stem at each site...(I don't know for sure the correct way to phrase that...is that considered a whorl?). Newer growth needles are flexible with the pointed ends being only slightly stiff. Mature needles are a little less flexible, and their ends, not flexible and quite sharp. The only thing I could find that may be a fruit or cone or berry/pod, is the tiny structures seen in photo numbers 7 and 8...some brown (mature?) and some lighter green (immature, developing?) The camera I have is not engineered for macro nor good close-up, so it does not produce good detail of those tiny structures. Hopefully, this and the photos give enough information to assist.