Quercus geminata, Sand Live Oak, bark
Quercus geminata, Sand Live Oak, young bark
Quercus geminata, Sand Live Oak, bark
Quercus geminata, Sand Live Oak, mature bark
Sand Live Oak, Quercus geminata, twisting trunks
Sand Live Oak, Quercus geminata, canopy and resurrection ferns
Sand Live Oak, Quercus geminata, crown
Sand Live Oak, Quercus geminata, foliage
Sand Live Oak, Quercus geminata, mature
Sand Live Oak, Quercus geminata, foliage
Sand Live Oak, Quercus geminata, leaf stems
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Sand Live Oak, Quercus geminata, stand
Quercus geminata Small, Sand Live Oak
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Old Live Oak, Quercus virginiana, towers above and is laden with spanish moss
Quercus geminata, Sand Live Oak,
growing in a vanishing Sand Pine Scrub
ecosystem.  
Malabar Scrub Sanctuary, Brevard Co.,
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Quercus geminata, Sand Live Oak, stand
growing in extremely sandy soil, with saw
palmetto and Slash and Longleaf Pine in
the background.  Brevard Co., Florida
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These Sand Live Oaks have resurrection
ferns, Pleopeltis polypodioides, growing
on the canopy branches.   Turkey Creek
Sanctuary, Brevard Co., Florida
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Quercus geminata, Sand Live Oak, foliage
is dark, yellowish green.  Brevard Co.,
Florida    2012 TreesForMe Original Image.  
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Often, Quercus geminata has
spanish moss hanging from the
branches.   Brevard Co., Florida
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Sand Live Oak leaves are
also extremely glossy. 
Brevard Co., Florida   
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It is not uncommon for Quercus geminata,
to have low growing branches, some
touching the ground.   Notice the rough
bark on the branch.  Brevard Co., Florida
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Quercus geminata, Sand Live Oak,
leaf stems are reddish, especially
against the deep green of the foliage.  
Brevard Co., Florida
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The twigs of Quercus geminata have
smooth bark and are a bit warmer in
color than the greyish brown bark of
the trunk.   Brevard Co., Florida
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Quercus geminata, Sand Live Oak,
has rough, fissured bark with ridges.
Brevard Co., Florida
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Younger bark of Sand Live Oak is  smoother
but begins to roughen into irregular plates. 
This one has lichen growing on the trunk. 
See the greenish grey?
Brevard Co., Florida
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Quercus geminata, Sand Live Oak-
young trunk with smooth bark.
Brevard Co., Florida
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When mature, the bark of Quercus
geminata, is fissured and has vertical
ridges.   Brevard Co., Florida
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