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Yeager Canyon
Sue Smith
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Granite Mtn - Tr 40
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Granite Mtn - Tr 40
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Seven mile Gulch - Tr 354
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Yeager Canyon
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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Deciduous. Upright form with rounded crown. Sometimes forms thickets. Occasionally reaches 50 ft. but is usually no taller than 30 ft. Found on rocky slopes.
Identification notes: Leaves deeply lobed, 2 to 4 rounded lobes per side, often more than 1/2 the way to the midrib, overall leaf is more elliptic in outline, 2 to 7 inches long. The bark is grayish in color. It is the only winter deciduous oak in Yavapai county.
Height: 30 feet     Width: 20 feet


Habitat

Habitat Description: Found in forests, generally in association with ponderosa pine at higher elevations.
Plant Communities: Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 5000 - 8000 feet


Flowers

Color: Yellow   Shape: Inconspicuous in elongated clusters    Tubular: N   Flowering Period: May
Description: Male flowers are 4 to 12 stamens collected in drooping catkins. Female flowers solitary or in clusters of 2 to 3 in a short spike. Male and female flowers are on the same tree. Mostly wind-pollinated.


Leaves

Leaf Color: Dark green   Type: Simple   Shape: Round or oval   Margin: Lobed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: Bottom of leaves
Description: Smooth above while lighter green with soft hairs below. Oblong up to 6 inches long with 7 to 11 rounded lobes. Turns bronze or sometimes red in the fall.


Fruit

Color: Brown   Type: Acorn or acorn-like   Description: Oval 3/4 inch long acorn with lower half covered by hairy scales and bowl-like cup. Solitary or clustered in groups of 2 or 3.


Bark/Branches

Bark Color: Gray, reddish-brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Younger twigs can be reddish-brown and gray. Darker and rough with fissures and deep irregular grooves when mature.
Spines, thorns or prickles: N

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