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Quercus parvula

Quercus parvula Greene

Coast Oak, Santa Cruz Island Oak

Fagaceae (Beech family)


USDA Symbol: QUPA8

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 50 feet tall.
Fruit: Acorns biennial, narrowly conic or ovoid to narrowly oblong. Cup deeply and narrowly cup-shaped or U-shaped, enclosing 1/3-2/3 nut.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


Native Habitat: Valleys, slopes, sand chaparral.

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


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

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