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Quercus oblongifolia Torr.
Mexican blue oak
USDA Symbol: QUOB
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Small evergreen tree with many branches and a spreading, rounded crown of bluish foliage; or a shrub.
This handsome, small oak is limited to the Mexican border region. It is recognized by its light gray, checkered bark and small, blue-green, hairless leaves without teeth. Deer browse the foliage. Although difficult to split, the wood of Mexican Blue Oak is sometimes used for fuel.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
AZ , NM , TX Native Distribution:
Extreme SW. New Mexico, SE. Arizona, and N. Mexico; at 4500-6000 (1372-1829 m). Native Habitat:
Foothills and mountains, sometimes in canyons; in oak woodland, often common, forming open groves at upper edge of desert grassland. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Texas Discovery Gardens
- Dallas, TX
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff