Quercus lobata

Wildflowers Dicots Eudicots Fagales Fagaceae Quercus

Valley Oak.

Seen in the valley of the Santa Ynez river. I have found one tree in the front country, on Jesusita trail.

This is a large tree, much larger than the live oak. Its leaves are lobed (hence the name). It is deciduous with most trees losing their leaves in November.

In 2015 I found some trees blooming in early February.

Quercus lobata plant

Quercus lobata leaf

Quercus-lobata-flower

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