Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1864

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in mesic to seasonally flooded soils of floodplains, also (rarely) mesic slopes and swamps in maritime forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Semi-evergreen
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 laurifolia   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus laurifolia   FAMILY Fagaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 055-03-031:
Quercus laurifolia   FAMILY Fagaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Laurel Oak, Swamp Laurel Oak, Diamond Leaf Oak