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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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-03-023:
Quercus ilicifolia   FAMILY Fagaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bear Oak, Scrub Oak


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image of Quercus ilicifolia, Bear Oak, Scrub Oak

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_quil_001_lvd

        

image of Quercus ilicifolia, Bear Oak, Scrub Oak

Ron Lance    rwl_qilicifolia

August        

In cultivation

Leaves grayish and hairy below; lobes rather shallow, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Quercus ilicifolia, Bear Oak, Scrub Oak

Ron Lance    rwl_qilicifolia2

August        

In cultivation

Acorn cup covering 1/4 to almost 1/2 of nut, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Quercus ilicifolia, Bear Oak, Scrub Oak

JK Marlow    jkm090924_067

September    Hancock County    ME

Acadia National Park: Wild Gardens of Acadia

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-03-023:
Quercus ilicifolia   FAMILY Fagaceae

 

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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

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

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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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