San Diego County, California, US
Coast Live Oak.
Keystone species, creates soil and shade but is a little acidic.
Found in the oak forest of Eaton Canyon.
R. Crowe, E. Hinman, T. Pollak, J. Woods
Predated upon, no fruit or flower
The Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) is an evergreen oak, highly variable and often shrubby, native to the California Floristic Province. It grows west of the Sierra Nevada from Mendocino County, California south to northern Baja California in Mexico. It is classified in the red oak section (Quercus sect. Lobatae). This species is commonly sympatric with Canyon Live Oak which makes distinguishing the species somewhat of a challenge due to their spinose leaves bearing a superficial...