interior live oak

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Related to interior live oak: Quercus wislizenii, coast live oak, canyon live oak, valley oak
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Synonyms for interior live oak

a small shrubby evergreen tree of western North America similar to the coast live oak but occurring chiefly in foothills of mountain ranges removed from the coast

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The two primary species harvested were blue oak and interior live oak.
The bases of Yosemite Valley's granite walls are good places to find thick stands of canyon live oak and some interior live oak.
The aggregation site was oriented in a northeastern direction and fully shaded from direct sunlight by the bedrock ledge and by a mature riparian canopy of interior live oaks (Quercus wislizeni), California bay laurels (Umbellularia californica), and big-leaf maples (Acer macrophyllum).
Streamside alders lead the way to Oak Camp (4,550 feet), which is shaded by interior live oaks and frequented by flying insects.
The foothill species - valley oaks, blue oaks and interior live oaks - are hallmarks of the hills that harbor the state's most diverse environment.
And that blue, black and interior live oaks are the predominate trees on the open, grassy slopes of lower Mill Creek Canyon in the Ishi Wilderness east of Red Bluff.
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