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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
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Leaves
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
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Flowers
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
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Acorns
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
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Bark
Granite Mtn - Tr 261
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Wasp galls
County Rd 65A
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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Evergreen. Multi-branched shrub or small tree forming dense thickets on dry slopes retarding soil erosion.
Height: 8 feet     Width: 12 feet


Habitat

Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland
Elevation: 4500 - 8000 feet


Flower Characteristics

Color: Yellow-green   Shape: Inconspicuous in elongated clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Apr - May
Description: Monoecious; males in drooping 1 inch long catkins, yellow-green; females very small spikes in leaf axils, appearing with leaves.


Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Blue-green   Type: Simple   Shape: Round or Oval   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: Bottom of leaves
Description: Sometimes yellowish-green. Finely haired beneath, elliptical to oblong, thick, stiff, spiny at margins.
Spines: Y


Fruit Characteristics

Color: Brown   Type: Acorn or acorn-like   Description: Brownish, narrow, pointed 3/4 inch long acorn in shallow, scaly cup.


Bark Characteristics

Bark Color: Gray   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Gray, scaly and fissured. Twigs slender, reddish-brown with some fine tan fuzz when young; buds clustered, globose.

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