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It may surprise you to learn that we are not the first Oak...
Shaun Haddock | Dec 15, 2018
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This blog post focuses on the day and a half we spent in...
Charles Snyers | Dec 02, 2018
Rainer Lippert has always been interested in old trees. At...
Website Editor | Apr 07, 2018

Plant Focus

For this Species Spotlight we train our follow spot on an oak that is quite a star of the quercine scene: Quercus hypoleucoides (stage name...

A Gallery of Diverse Young Quercus chrysolepis Seedlings

It is written in the entry for Quercus chrysolepis at www.efloras.org that “Quercus chrysolepis is one of the most variable North American oaks.” If this comment relates primarily to the mature plant and its characters, it’s also true of the youngest leaves in development. While the new, emergent leaves of the average young plant show primarily green, the outliers show a stunning variability in color and other features. The photos in this suite were taken in May 2018 of the first leaves in the second year of these plants’ lives. The acorns were collected in 2016 from seven seed sources at Palomar Mountain State Park in California that exhibit typical Q. chrysolepis characteristics, in the same general area where a population of Q. wislizeni with golden abaxial trichomes has been observed (California State Parks permits #CDD-2016-008-PMSP and #CDD-2017-018-PMSP).