Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1189

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Look for it in seasonally rather deeply & frequently flooded soils of floodplains of Coastal Plain, less commonly in seasonally flooded swamps in Triassic basins in lower Piedmont, and rarely in upland depression swamps of Piedmont (developed over clays weathered from mafic rocks) and Coastal Plain, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist

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:
Summer/Fall
Acorn

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus lyrata   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 055-03-005:
Quercus lyrata   FAMILY Fagaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Overcup Oak, Swamp White Oak