Oaktopia

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Quercus lyrata | Menlo Park

Overcup Oak (Quercus lyrata) is quite rare in California, which led to some surprise when a mature tree was discovered in a front yard in Menlo Park. Here we see fallen leaves from the tree, with their prominent lobes, showing the great difference from the simple paddle-shaped leaves of the other Compton's Oak (Quercus x comptoniae) parent.

Dave Muffly