Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1186

Shrub, Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare in Piedmont

Look for it in xeric soils in ridges in the Mountains and monadnocks in the upper Piedmont, other dry sites, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate, 5-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
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
Acorn

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus ilicifolia   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 055-03-023:
Quercus ilicifolia   FAMILY Fagaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bear Oak, Scrub Oak