Found during the BioBlitz in the small redwood grove on Grouse Hill. Within 5 meters of bay trees, lichens, redwoods, starflowers, ferns, fungus, and moss.
Found during the BioBlitz in the small redwood grove on Grouse Hill. Within 5 meters of live oak, lichens, moss, bay trees, and fungus.
Catkin from a tanoak. Only a few on the ground, right under a large tan oak. About 3.5 inches long. Fuzzy small bits of "pollen" on "strings."
Baby Tan Oak with very small trunk. "Trunk" less than half an inch in diameter.
Main tree is about 30 feet tall. Many small branches/trees coming from bottom, about 5 feet tall. Herbivory, and possibly sudden oak death.
The family Fagaceae, or beech family, 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 the entire...