Quercus oblongifolia Torr.
Blue Oak, Mexican Blue Oak
Fagaceae (Beech Family)
USDA Symbol: QUOB
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.
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DistributionUSA: 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.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Texas Discovery Gardens - Dallas, TX
BibliographyBibref 298 - Field Guide to Texas Trees (1999) Simpson, B.J.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Quercus oblongifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Quercus oblongifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Quercus oblongifolia
MetadataRecord Modified: 2019-06-20
Research By: TWC Staff