Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
You may also want to check Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina
Read Edible Wild Plants: Oak from Lytton Musselman and the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society.
Learn more from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina website.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales
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October Aiken County SC
3-7 lobes usually with 1-3 bristle-tipped teeth, deep sinuses, raised veins, per Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America.
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September Chesterfield County SC
Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge
Leaf surfaces are nearly always perpendicular to the ground, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.
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Acorn cup thick, w a wide shoulder and marginal scales rolled into interior, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.