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


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image of Quercus ilicifolia

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

        

image of Quercus ilicifolia

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

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

JK Marlow    jkm090924_067

September    Hancock County    ME

Acadia National Park: Wild Gardens of Acadia