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Quercus vaccinifolia

Huckleberry Oak
Fagaceae
Evergreen, Shrubs

QUERCUS

Appearance and hardiness of Oaks vary widely, but all produce acorns preceded by inconspicuous flowers. Single nuts are more or less enclosed in a cuplike cap covered with many closely set scales. In some species, the acorns are edible,with a sweet flavor. Some oaks are widely planted over large areas, while others have a limited range

Quercus vaccinifolia

Native tomountains of Northern Californiaand southern Oregon. Grows to2–5 ft. tall and at least twice aswide, with sprawling branches.Oblong to egg-shaped, smooth-marginedleaves, pointed orround at the tip; shiny gray-greenabove, gray with sparsegolden hairs below. Round tooval acorns to 1/2 in. long, withshallow cap covered in thin,hairy scales. Useful in wild gardensand as an informal hedge.

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