Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1187

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Uncommon (rare in GA)

Look for it in rich soils of upper floodplains of rivers & creeks, often at the base of the slope into the upland, also on lower slopes, and in forests over diabase in Piedmont of northern NC, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist ...Variable

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:
Fall
Acorn

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus imbricaria   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 055-03-027:
Quercus imbricaria   FAMILY Fagaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Shingle Oak


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_quim_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_quim_006_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_quercus_imbricaria_2

January        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_quercus_imbricaria_3

January        

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmqimbricaria_oclr1

May        

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmqimbricaria_oclr4

May        

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JK Marlow    s090724_08384

July    Jackson County    NC

Western Carolina University

Leaves unlobed, with a densely pubescent underside, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Quercus imbricaria

JK Marlow    jkm090808_035

August    Floyd County    GA

Berry College

Acorn cup covering 1/3-1/2 of nut [those pictured are not mature], per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Quercus imbricaria

JK Marlow    jkm090808_041

August    Floyd County    GA

Berry College

Bark gray to blackish, roughly ridged and furrowed, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Quercus imbricaria

JK Marlow    jkm090808_045

August    Floyd County    GA

Berry College

Georgia State Champion Tree

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_quercus_imbricaria_1

September        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_quercus_imbricaria_4

September