Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read Edible Wild Plants: Oak from Lytton Musselman and the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales
Bear Oak, Scrub Oak
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Ron Lance rwl_qilicifolia
Leaves grayish and hairy below; lobes rather shallow, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.
Ron Lance rwl_qilicifolia2
Acorn cup covering 1/4 to almost 1/2 of nut, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.