B & L Oak Grove

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This area is a remnant of the valley oak, Quercus lobata, woodland that once was common in the central portion of the Valley. Here the woodland consists of scattered trees, with an occasional dense stand. Seedlings are now being established.

Much of the understory is composed of exotics. Native Stipa sp. is rare and scattered, but Brodiaea spp., Hemizonia sp., Asclepias sp., and Galium sp. are common.

Integrity: The area has been heavily grazed in the past, but under the County ownership the condition of the herbaceous vegetation is improving.

Use: Research, educational, observational, light recreation.

August 1976

Inventory of California Natural Areas
Revision © 2009 Steven Louis Hartman

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