wislizeni A. DC. var.
Pronunciation: KWER-kus wis-liz-EN-ee-eye
Common name: Shrubby interior live oak
Family: Fagaceae (Oak)
Habitat: Valleys and slopes, interior canyons,
chaparral and foothill woodland to about 5000'
Blooming period: March to May
Click for Latin name derivations: 1) Quercus
2) wislizeni 3) frutescens
NOTE: I am skeptical of the distinction between var.
wislizenii and var. frutescens. It may be that they are
just different life stages of a single species.