Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1180

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Non-native: Japan
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it as a suburban street tree, and also it's widely planted in "wildlife food plots", per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
US Fish & Wildlife Service

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate, 5-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Staminate calyx 2-8 lobed, pistillate calyx 6-lobed
Petals absent
3-12 stamens in staminate flowers
Staminate flowers in clustered drooping catkins

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Acorn

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Quercus acutissima   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus acutissima   FAMILY Fagaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sawtooth Oak


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JK Marlow    jkm080410_002

April    Lexington County    SC

Parking lot

image of Quercus acutissima

JK Marlow    jkm080410_004

April    Lexington County    SC

Parking lot

Acorn cup with a fringed rim of elongated scales, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Quercus acutissima

JK Marlow    jkm080410_009

April    Lexington County    SC

Parking lot

Bark furrowed, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

image of Quercus acutissima

JK Marlow    jkm080410_011

April    Lexington County    SC

Parking lot

image of Quercus acutissima

JK Marlow    jkm080410_013b

April    Lexington County    SC

Parking lot

Leaves resemble those of Castanea, with awn-terminated marginal teeth, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Chestnut and Sawtooth Oak

image of Quercus acutissima

JK Marlow    s080410_a

April    Lexington County    SC

Parking lot

image of Quercus acutissima

JK Marlow    s030800_a

August    Williamsburg County    SC

Evenly spaced lateral veins, ending in bristle-tipped teeth, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_quercus_acutissima_3

September        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_quercus_acutissima_4

September        

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JK Marlow    jkm081019_001

October    Oconee County    SC

Bad Creek

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JK Marlow    jkm081019_003

October    Oconee County    SC

Bad Creek