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Gambel Oak48 locationsPlant
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Sep 4 2010
La Verkin Creek - Kolob Arch
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Sep 21 2009
Limestone Revival
Magnoliophyta - Flowering plant
FamilyFagaceae - Beech, Oak
Elevation5000 - 8000
Prime BloomNone
BloomsSpring - Spring
FoliageYes
NRCS QUGA
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GroupNative Tree Species of New Mexico and Arizona

Quercus gambelii

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Oak Varieties
QUGA Range
Habitat: widespread in the foothills & lower mountain elevations. 5,500-8,000 ft. After a fire, gamble oak quickly re-establishes itself from root spouts. Associated plant species include chokecherry, arrowleaf balsamroot, bigtooth maple, mountain-mahogany, ponderosa pine and serviceberry.
Flowers: inconspicuous flowers (unisexual catkins) that occur in the spring.
Description: Easily recognized because of the unique lobed leaves. small deciduous tree or large shrub. usually 10' to 30' tall but can grow taller.

Leave are very distinctive, generally 3" - 5" long & deeply lobed on each side of the central vein. The upper surface of the leaves are glossy dark green; the undersurface is paler and velvety. Leaves frequently turn orange and yellow during autumn, creating mountainsides of vivid colors.
Reproduces from acorns, but spreads most rapidly from root sprouts that grow from vast underground structures called lignotubers. These reproductive characteristics often result in dense groves or thickets of the trees that often cover entire mountainsides. Acorns are about 3/4" long and about 1/3 to 1/2 covered by the capule. Acorns mature in September, turning from green to golden brown.
Branches are irregular and crooked, making them flexible enough to bend without breaking. The bark of the tree is a rough brownish-gray.

Comments: Historically, acorns from gambel oak provided a reliable source of food for Native Americans.
Source: Wikipedia
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