OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 49 taxa in the family Fagaceae, Beech family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Beech

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Fagus grandifolia +   FAMILY: Fagaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Fagus grandifolia   FAMILY: Fagaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Fagus grandifolia 055-01-001   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Chestnut

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Castanea dentata   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Castanea dentata   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Castanea dentata 055-02-001   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Mesic and xeric forests

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Chinquapin, Chinkapin, Allegheny Chinquapin

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Castanea pumila   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Castanea pumila var. pumila   FAMILY: Fagaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Castanea pumila var. pumila 055-02-002   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Xeric forests and woodlands, generally in fire-maintained habitats

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Japanese Chestnut

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -   FAMILY: Fagaceae

PLANTS National Database: Castanea crenata   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Non-native

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Chinese Chestnut

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Castanea mollissima   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Castanea mollissima   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Forests

Non-native: China

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Spanish Chestnut, European Chestnut

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Castanea sativa   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Castanea sativa   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Planted and perhaps locally naturalizing

Non-native

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: White Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus alba   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus alba   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus alba 055-03-001   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Mesic to xeric forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Post Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus stellata   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus stellata   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus stellata 055-03-002   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Upland forests and woodlands, especially in clay or rocky soils and in communities at least formerly exposed to fire

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Boynton Oak, Boynton Sand Post Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus boyntonii   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus boyntonii   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Dry forests

Rare (critically imperiled)

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Swamp Post Oak, Bottomland Post Oak, Delta Oak

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Quercus similis   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus similis   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Hardwood flatwoods and bottomland hardwood forests, especially over calcareous or subcalcareous substrates

Rare

Native to Georgia, South Carolina, & possibly North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sand Post Oak, Scrub Post Oak, Margaret's Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus margaretiae   FAMILY: Fagaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Quercus margaretta   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus margaretta 055-03-003   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, typically in slightly loamy or clayey soils, not usual in the deepest and most xeric sands; outside of the distribution of Pinus palustris, in deep sandy, loamy, or rocky sites; also dry bluff forests

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Bluff Oak, Bastard White Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus austrina   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus austrina   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus austrina 055-03-004   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: River bluffs, mesic hammocks, dry hammocks, natural levees of brownwater rivers, over mafic rocks, on shell or calcareous sediments

Rare, essentially endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Overcup Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus lyrata   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus lyrata   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus lyrata 055-03-005   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Seasonally rather deeply and frequently flooded soils of floodplains of the Coastal Plain, less commonly in seasonally flooded swamps in Triassic basins in the lower Piedmont, and rarely in upland depression swamps of the Piedmont (developed over clays weathered from mafic rocks) and Coastal Plain

Common in Coastal Plain (uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bur Oak, Mossycup Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Rich bottomland forests, sometimes in drier forests, woodlands, oak savannas, and prairie edges, and then usually over limestone or other calcareous rocks

Waif(s)

Native: north & west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Swamp White Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus bicolor   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus bicolor   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus bicolor 055-03-006   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland swamps and wet forests with calcareous sediments, upland depression swamp forests over mafic rocks such as gabbro or diabase

Rare

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Swamp Chestnut Oak, Basket Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus michauxii   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus michauxii   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus michauxii 055-03-007   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland forests, especially in fertile soils of upper terraces where flooded only infrequently and for short periods, upland depression ponds, sometimes on moist lower slopes

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rock Chestnut Oak, Mountain Oak, Tanbark Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus montana   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus montana   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (NAME REJECTED, PROBABLY MISAPPLIED & A SOURCE OF CONFUSION) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus prinus 055-03-008   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Xeric forests of ridges and slopes, shale barrens, occasionally in mesic situations especially where rocky

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Chinquapin Oak, Yellow Chestnut Oak, Yellow Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus muehlenbergii   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus muehlenbergii   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus muehlenbergii 055-03-009   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Slopes and bluffs, on soils derived from calcareous or mafic rocks

Uncommon (rare in SC Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dwarf Chinquapin Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus prinoides   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus prinoides   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus prinoides 055-03-010   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Xeric upland glades, barrens, and woodlands, on clay soils derived from mafic or calcareous rocks or in sandy acidic soils, probably in sites which naturally burned rather frequently

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Bastard Oak, Durand's White Oak, Durand's Oak

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Quercus durandii var. durandii   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus sinuata var. sinuata   FAMILY: Fagaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus durandii 055-03-011   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Calcareous bluffs, glades, prairies, ravines, hardwood flatwoods, bottomland forests

Rare (an endemic)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bastard Oak

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -   FAMILY: Fagaceae

PLANTS National Database: Quercus sinuata var. breviloba   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Native: Western US

 


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camera icon Common Name: Oglethorpe Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus oglethorpensis   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus oglethorpensis   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus oglethorpensis 055-03-012   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland forests, upland oak flats over clays (Iredell and Enon soils)

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Live Oak, Southern Live Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus virginiana   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus virginiana   FAMILY: Fagaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus virginiana 055-03-013   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Locally common to abundant in maritime forests and maritime scrub on barrier islands, more rarely inland (though regularly on the mainland from se. NC south, and extending substantially inland from s. SC south), sometimes in dry, fire-maintained habitats more usually occupied by Q. geminata, also planted (especially in the outer Coastal Plain)

Common (endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sand Live Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus geminata   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus geminata   FAMILY: Fagaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus virginiana 055-03-013?   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Xeric sandhills (northward restricted to areas very near the coast), Florida scrub, coastal dry hammocks

Common in GA Coastal Plain (uncommon in NC-SC), endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dwarf Live Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus minima   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus minima   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Pine flatwoods, coastal fringe sandhills, pine rocklands

Common in GA, uncommon in SC, rare in NC (endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Chapman Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus chapmanii   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus chapmanii   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus chapmanii 055-03-014   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Dry pinelands, longleaf sandhills, scrubby flatwoods, Florida scrub

Rare, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Northern Red Oak, Red Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus rubra +   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus rubra +   FAMILY: Fagaceae

Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus rubra + 055-03-015   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it forests of slopes, coves, and - depending upon variety - ridges or ravines

Common (rare to uncommon in Coastal Plain or Mountains, depending on variety)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Shumard Oak, Swamp Red Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus shumardii   FAMILY: Fagaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Quercus shumardii var. shumardii   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus shumardii 055-03-016   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Moist and fertile soils of bottomlands and moist slopes, also in xeric sites over calcareous rocks (such as limestone)

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain & Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Nuttall Oak, Texas Red Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus texana   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus texana   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland hardwood forests, hardwood flatwoods, swamps, also now widely planted well east of its native distribution

Native west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pin Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus palustris   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus palustris   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus palustris 055-03-017   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Hardwood flatwoods, bottomland forests, swamps, sinkhole ponds, sloughs, wet prairies, upland sag ponds; also widely planted as a street tree in towns and cities

Rare south of VA

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Georgia Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus georgiana   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus georgiana   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus georgiana 055-03-018   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Dry slopes, ridges, and bluffs, mainly over granite and quartzite

Uncommon in GA Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Turkey Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus laevis   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus laevis   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus laevis 055-03-019   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, primarily in very xeric soils of deep sandy deposits (Carolina bay rims, old beach dunes, early Cenozoic deposits of the Sandhills Province), or inland from the Coastal Plain on dry ridges and slopes over quartzite or other acidic rock types

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Black Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus velutina   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus velutina   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus velutina 055-03-020   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Upland forests and woodlands, especially in fairly xeric and sandy soils

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Scarlet Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus coccinea   FAMILY: Fagaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Quercus coccinea var. coccinea   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus coccinea 055-03-021   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Xeric upland forests

Common (uncommon in Carolina Coastal Plain) (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Red Oak, Spanish Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus falcata   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus falcata   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus falcata var. falcata 055-03-022a   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Upland forests, usually xeric or submesic, but occasionally in mesic situations

Common (uncommon in NC Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Cherrybark Oak, Swamp Spanish Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus pagoda   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus pagoda   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus falcata var. pagodaefolia 055-03-022b   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland forests, especially on second terraces, also mesic to dry-mesic upland sites, especially where somewhat base-rich

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bear Oak, Scrub Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus ilicifolia   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus ilicifolia   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus ilicifolia 055-03-023   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Xeric soils in ridges in the Mountains and monadnocks in the upper Piedmont, pine-oak / heath woodlands, shale barrens, other dry and acidic sites

Rare in NC

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Blackjack Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus marilandica var. marilandica   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus marilandica var. marilandica   FAMILY: Fagaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus marilandica 055-03-024   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Upland forests and woodlands, usually on periodically droughty soils, as over shrink-swell clays, sandstones, deep sands, sands with clay lenses, and shallow soils over acidic bedrock

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Water Oak, Paddle Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus nigra   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus nigra   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus nigra 055-03-025   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland forests, especially on levees or second terraces where flooded infrequently and for short periods, less commonly on mesic slopes, but also now widely distributed and common as a "weed tree" in upland situations

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Arkansas Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus arkansana   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus arkansana   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Dry bluffs

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Myrtle Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus myrtifolia   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus myrtifolia   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus myrtifolia 055-03-026   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, Florida scrub, oak scrub, dry flatwoods, coastal dunes

Uncommon in GA, rare in SC (endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Shingle Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus imbricaria   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus imbricaria   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus imbricaria 055-03-027   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Rich soils of upper floodplains of rivers and creeks, often at the base of the slope into the upland, also on lower slopes, upland depression swamps, and in drier forests over diabase, limestone, or other calcareous or mafic claypan soils, rarely extending to 5100 feet elevation

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Bluejack Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus incana   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus incana   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus incana 055-03-028   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Sandhills, primarily in somewhat loamier textured, submesic soils, inland from the Coastal Plain on coarse sandy alluvium or upland ridges over quartzite or other acidic rocks

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Running Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus elliottii   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS National Database: Quercus pumila   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus pumila 055-03-029   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Pine flatwoods, especially on loamy soils in the Middle Coastal Plain, pine rocklands

Common in GA Coastal Plain (uncommon in SC, rare in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Willow Oak, "Pin Oak"

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus phellos   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus phellos   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus phellos 055-03-030   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland forests, especially on natural levees and second terraces, also in upland depression swamps developed on clay soils and in upland clay hardpan situations, weedy and successional on slopes and upland sites as a "weed tree" following disturbance, and widely planted as a street tree in towns and cities

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont, uncommon to rare in Mountains

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Laurel Oak, Swamp Laurel Oak, Diamond Leaf Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus laurifolia   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus laurifolia   FAMILY: Fagaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus laurifolia 055-03-031   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Mesic to seasonally flooded soils of floodplains, also (rarely) mesic slopes and swamps in maritime forests

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont) (endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Darlington Oak, Sand Laurel Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus hemisphaerica   FAMILY: Fagaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Quercus hemisphaerica var. hemisphaerica   FAMILY: Fagaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus laurifolia 055-03-031?   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, dry hammocks, and other dry, sandy soils, a component of maritime forests with Q. virginiana, and widely planted as a street tree in most parts of our region

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Buckley Oak

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -   FAMILY: Fagaceae

PLANTS National Database: Quercus buckleyi   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Native: Western US

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sawtooth Oak

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Quercus acutissima   FAMILY: Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus acutissima   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Habitat: Commonly cultivated as a suburban street tree and also widely planted in ‘wildlife food plots’, rarely naturalizing

Rare

Non-native: Japan

 


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