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        Utah Native Plants | Gambel Oak

        Gambel oak (Quercus gambelii), often called scrub oak, grows at 4,500 to 7,500 feet along the Wasatch Front. This deciduous shrub is often seen in thickets because it grows in clones. It is an important browse for deer. Stellars jays, scrub jays, and rodents feed on its acorns. Acorns were ground and used by native people in bread, soup and pancakes. The image is drawn from the collection of Utah Native Plants contributed by the Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, University of Utah.


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