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Family: Fagaceae, Beech Family
Plant Size: Generally less than 50' (15 M) in our area.
Blooms in: Spring
Habitat Preferred: Higher mountains above 5000' (1525 M) elevation
Photo(s) taken at: Mingus Mountain, 9/25/99
Bloom Color: male = Green hanging catkins, females are tiny, green, followed by acorns.
Other Common Names: Rocky Mountain White Oak
Comments: Oak acorns are important food sources for Ravens, Jays, Turkeys, Squirrels, Deer, and many, many other birds and animals.
Further Reference & Sources: "A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Anne Orth Epple, 1995, Falcon Press