Garry Oak

Quercus garryana
  • Hul’qumi’num Name: p’hwulhp
  • Description: Deciduous tree growing 25-30m tall. Bark is gray, thick and furrowed and leaves are distinct with rounded lobes. Acorns are produced and ripen August-November.
  • Habitat: Prefers open areas and dry rocky slopes.
  • Pairs with: Camas, spring-gold, chocolate lily, oregon sunshine, and sea blush.
  • Fun Fact: Garry oak meadows are critical for biodiversity and contain many important indigenous foods. They require human management to persist in any but the driest sites.

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