Name:  Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia)

Family:  Oak (Fagaceae)
Flowering Season:
 February thru April

Notes: A native evergreen tree, it is not deciduous, which makes it appear "live" year-round.  Its leaves are small, waxy, and spiny, which is a dry-climate adaptation, and the acorns are thin and pointed .  It is quite fire-tolerant and can attain a height of 80 feet.



Photographs by Gabi McLean
Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia)