valley oak

Quercus lobata

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Quercus lobata, commonly called the valley oak or roble, grows into the largest of North American oaks. It is endemic to California, growing in interior valleys and foothills from Siskiyou County to San Diego County. Mature specimens may attain an age of up to 600 years. This deciduous oak requires year-round access to groundwater.

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  1. (c) Liam O'Brien, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/16967150
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quercus_lobata

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