Shrub Live Oak, Quercus turbinella

Common Name
Quercus turbinella


Leaves w/Acorn

Male Flowers (Catkins)

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Family: Fagaceae, Beech Family
Plant Size: Generally less than 10' (3 M) in our area.
Blooms in: Spring
Habitat Preferred: Chapparal, Hillsides, dry washes, usually above 4500' elevation
Photo(s) taken at: Allen Springs Rd, 9/99
Bloom Color: small, yellow male flowers dangle in a thread - female flowers are green, insignificant, followed by small acorns
Other Common Names: Scrub Oak,
Origin: Native
Comments: A Very important habitat and food plant for mammals, birds and insects.
Further Reference & Sources: "Arizona Flora", Kearney, Peebles, et. al., Univ. of California Press, 1951 w/1960 supp.;   "A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Anne Orth Epple, 1995, Falcon Press; The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers, Western Edition Knopf, 1979, 1992
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