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Quercus agrifolia var. oxyadenia

Quercus agrifolia Née var. oxyadenia (Torr.) J.T. Howell

Coastal Live Oak, Southern Coast Live Oak

Fagaceae (Beech family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Fruit Type: Nut
Size Notes: Up to about 80 feet tall.
Fruit: Acorns annual, ovoid to oblong or conic. Cup turbinate to cup- or bowl-shaped, rarely saucer-shaped.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr


Native Habitat: Moderately dry sites.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Quercus agrifolia var. oxyadenia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Quercus agrifolia var. oxyadenia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Quercus agrifolia var. oxyadenia


Record Modified: 2020-11-02
Research By: CBR

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