Quercus fusiformis foliage and immature fruit, courtesy of Melody Lytle
Trees like full sun and produce green catkins in the spring. This species often retains its leaves, requires litle moisture and tolerates high temperatures.
Quercus fusiformis Live Oak bloom, courtesy of Melody Lytle
The tree get its scientific name from the mature acorn/fruit, which has a very fusiform apex (fusiform means distinctly narrowed).
Acorns turn brown as they mature.
Quercus fusiformis Live Oak fruit, courtesy of Aggie Horticulture
The following North American butterfly species utilize Quercus fusiformis as a larval host.
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Tree information is from Aggie Horticulture
Larval hostplant lists have been compiled from
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