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Quercus wislizenii

Interior Live Oak
Fagaceae
Evergreen, Trees

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 wislizenii

Native to the Sierra foothills,eastern side of Coast Ranges,interior valleys from southernOregon to Southern California.To 30–75 ft. tall, often broaderthan high, with dense, roundedcanopy. Elliptical glossy greenleaves have smooth or spinyedges and abruptly pointed tip.Slender, conical, sharp-pointed,3/4–1 1/2-in. acorns are enclosedby one-fourth to one-half in aflat-scaled cap. Handsome treefor parks and big lawns. Youngplants are sparse and angular,offering little hint of their ultimatebeauty.

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