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Quercus berberidifolia

Quercus berberidifolia Liebm.

California Scrub Oak, Inland Scrub Oak, Scrub Oak

Fagaceae (Beech family)


USDA Symbol: QUBE5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Leaf Retention: Semi-evergreen
Fruit Type: Nut
Size Notes: Up to about 12 feet tall.
Fruit: Acorns solitary or paired, ovoid, ellipsoid, or barrel-shaped. Cup hemispheric or turbinate, rarely shallowly cup-shaped, enclosing to 1/2 nut.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Chaparral, margins of coastal sage scrub.

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.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Quercus berberidifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Quercus berberidifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Quercus berberidifolia


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

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