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Quercus lobata Née
valley oak

General Information
Symbol: QULO
Group: Dicot
Family: Fagaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree
Native Status: L48   N
Other Common Names: California white oak
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Distribution Map
green distribution legend Present blank legend Absent/Unreported

See U.S. county distributions (when available) by clicking on the map or the linked states below:



Symbol Scientific Name
QUHI2 Quercus hindsii Benth.
QULOA Quercus lobata Née var. argillara Jeps.
QULOI Quercus lobata Née var. insperata Jeps.
QULOT Quercus lobata Née var. turbinata Jeps.
QULOW Quercus lobata Née var. walteri Jeps.


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Hamamelididae
Order Fagales
Family Fagaceae – Beech family
Genus Quercus L. – oak
Species Quercus lobata Née – valley oak

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Arid West FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU



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Description of Values

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