OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Quercus bicolor   FAMILY Fagaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus bicolor   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Quercus bicolor

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-03-006:
Quercus bicolor   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Quercus bicolor

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp White Oak


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image of Quercus bicolor, Swamp White Oak

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_qubi_001_lvd

        

image of Quercus bicolor, Swamp White Oak

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_qubi_004_lvd

        

image of Quercus bicolor, Swamp White Oak

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_quercus_bicolor

January        

Bark grayish, scaly or with thick scaly ridges, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Quercus bicolor, Swamp White Oak

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_q_bicolor_bark_1

August        

Chattahoochee Nature Center

image of Quercus bicolor, Swamp White Oak

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_q_bicolor_fruit

August        

Chattahoochee Nature Center

Acorn cup covering 1/2-3/4 of nut, scales slightly elongate-tipped near rim, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Quercus bicolor, Swamp White Oak

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_q_bicolor_lvs_3

August        

Chattahoochee Nature Center

image of Quercus bicolor, Swamp White Oak

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_quercus_bicolor_0447

October    Hamilton County    TN

image of Quercus bicolor, Swamp White Oak

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_quercus_bicolor_0448

October    Hamilton County    TN

A white oak to 60-70' tall with an open, rounded crown, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Quercus bicolor, Swamp White Oak

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_quercus_bicolor_0450

October    Hamilton County    TN

Leaves w a velvety white underside are one of its distinguishing features, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Quercus bicolor   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus bicolor   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Quercus bicolor

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-03-006:
Quercus bicolor   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Quercus bicolor

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1182

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas

Rare

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

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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

 

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