Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1199

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain & Mountains)

Look for it in moist & fertile soils of bottomlands & lower slopes, also in xeric sites over calcareous rock (such as limestone), per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...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:
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 shumardii   FAMILY Fagaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus shumardii var. shumardii   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 055-03-016:
Quercus shumardii   FAMILY Fagaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Shumard Oak, Swamp Red Oak