Visitors 6
Modified 22-Mar-16
Created 21-Mar-16
21 photos

Here are closeups of the five common species of oak at Jasper Ridge: coast live oak, valley oak, blue oak, black oak, and leather oak. All but the leather oak have verdant new growth, new leaves, blossoms, and katkins. The leather oak, adapted for serpentine soil, has a harder life; it may burst forth later. Enjoy the spring!
Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia var. agrifolia) on Trail 3New Leaves and Catkins on Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia)Blossoms of Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia)New Leaves and Catkins on Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia)New Red Leaves and Catkins of Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia)Really Red Leaves of Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia)Generations of Leaves on Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia)Red Leaves from BranchStately Blue Oak (Quercus douglasii) at the Top of Trail 3New Leaves and Catkins of Blue Oak (Quercus douglasii)Blue Oaks (Quercus douglasii) in SpringtimeProtected Blue OakLone Valley Oak (Quercus lobata)New Leaves and Catkins of Lone Valley Oak (Quercus lobata)New Leaves and Catkins on Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia)New Leaves and Catkins on Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia)Acorn of Leather Oak (Quercus durata durata)New Leaves of Chaparral Valley Oak (Quercus lobata)New Leaves of Black Oak (Quercus kelloggii)Valley Oaks (Quercus lobata) at Escobar Gate