Large oak tree with gray trunk. Leaves are oval with smooth margins and a dusty-looking hairy surface. Dried catkins are still hanging from the tree.
New acorns are starting to form. I saw a few old, decaying acorns on the tree (unfortunately the photo is out of focus). The mature acorns are egg-shaped. The cap is thin and deep.
I'm thinking this might be a canyon live oak, but I'm not sure.
Shrubby oak about 8 ft. tall with wavy and sharply toothed green leaves about 1” long.
This particular shrub is full of acorns, which are ovoid and somewhat fuzzy with knobby, deep caps.
The family Fagaceae includes beeches and oaks, and comprises about 600 species of both evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs, which are characterized by alternate simple leaves with pinnate venation, unisexual flowers in the form of catkins, and fruit in the form of cup-like (cupule) nuts. Fagaceous leaves are often lobed and both petioles and stipules are generally present. Fruits lack endosperm and lie in a scaly or spiny husk that may or may not enclose...