Encina

Scientific name:  Quercus ilex
Continent: Europe
Fruit:  Yes
Fallen Leaf:  No
Toxic:  No
Size:  8 - 12 m

Acorns are used both for livestock and human consumption.

Originating from the Mediterranean region, the holm oak is the most characteristic tree of Spain. It stands 8 to 12 meters tall and has a wide, dense and rounded crown. Its evergreen leaves have a rough, dark-colored upper side, while the underside is white with hairs. Its leaves are not thorny, but have a serrated edge.

Its fruit, the acorn, is edible for both livestock and human consumption.

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