Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1194

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Rare south of VA

Look for it in swamps & bottomlands, esp the broader swamps developed in the sedimentary rocks of Triassic basins of lower Piedmont, isolated upland sag ponds, also widely planted as a street tree in towns & cities, 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:
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 palustris   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus palustris   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 055-03-017:
Quercus palustris   FAMILY Fagaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Pin Oak


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image of Quercus palustris

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_qupa2_001_lvd

        

image of Quercus palustris

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_qupa2_004_lvd

        

image of Quercus palustris

JK Marlow    s050612_a

June    Greenville County    SC

North Greenville College

Leaves deeply 5-7 lobed, sinuses rounded, larger lobes with 3+ bristles, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Pin Oak, Scarlet Oak, Shumard Oak and Texas Oak

image of Quercus palustris

JK Marlow    s050612_b

June    Greenville County    SC

North Greenville College

Glossy dark green above, lighter green below with axillary tufts of tomentum, per Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America.