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Prescott area
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Lynx Creek - above Lynx Lake
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Pioneer Park
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Seven mile Gulch - Tr 354
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Prescott area
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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Spring-deciduous. Upright form with a short trunk and a spreading, irregular rounded crown of stout, twisted branches. Slow growth. Largest southwestern oak. New leaves emerge when old leaves drop in May. Found on dry rocky slopes of Arizona and New Mexico.
Height: 60 feet     Width: 30 feet


Habitat

Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest, Riparian
Elevation: 5000 - 7500 feet


Flower Characteristics

Color: Yellow-green   Shape: Inconspicuous in elongated clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Apr - May
Description: Monoecious. Tiny. Males in long drooping catkins, yellow-green. Females have very small short spikes in leaf axils, appearing with the leaves.


Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Blue-green   Type: Simple   Shape: Round or Oval   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: Bottom of leaves
Description: Oval and oblong 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches long. Thick and stiff with slightly wavy margins. Toothed toward apex. Upper is a dull blue-green with sunken veins. Undersurface has a lighter color with short, dense, fuzzy brown hairs and raised veins.
Spines: Y


Fruit Characteristics

Color: Light-brown   Type: Acorn or acorn-like   Description: Oblong acorn 1/2 to 1 inch long with lower third to half partly covered by hairy and scaled bowl-like cup. Ripens in one season in early fall.


Bark Characteristics

Bark Color: Gray   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Light gray, initially thin and lenticeled, becomes quite thick with scaly ridges. Fissured into thick plates. Twigs are light brown and fuzzy. Trunk up to 3 feet in diameter.

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