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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JK Marlow jkm0402d_14
February Greenville County SC
Young bark smooth and dark gray; mature bark has deep furrows & rough ridges, per Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America.
JK Marlow jkm080314_006
March Greenville County SC
Acorn cups covering 1/3 or less of nut, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.
JK Marlow s050503_a
May Greenville County SC
Leaves narrowly oblong or lanceolate, margin entire, both base & apex acute, per Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America.
JK Marlow jkm0407e_16
July Greenville County SC
Widely planted as a street tree in towns and cities, per Weakley's Flora.
Paul Thompson pstquercus_phellos
Note tufts of light-colored woolly pubescence along midrib on leaf underside. — Clemson Extension
JK Marlow s041201_a
December Greenville County SC
Leaf apex bristle-tipped, per Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America.