OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus hemisphaerica +   FAMILY Fagaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-03-031?:
Quercus laurifolia   FAMILY Fagaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Darlington Oak, Sand Laurel Oak


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image of Quercus hemisphaerica, Darlington Oak, Sand Laurel Oak

JK Marlow    jkm0407x_04

July    Abbeville County    SC

Erskine College

This is the semi-evergreen laurel oak widely planted in southern cities, per Weakley's Flora.

 

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

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus hemisphaerica +   FAMILY Fagaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-03-031?:
Quercus laurifolia   FAMILY Fagaceae

 

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2081

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Piedmont), essentially endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in sandhills and other dry, sandy soils, as an abundant component of maritime forests with Q. virginiana, and widely planted as a street tree in most parts of our region, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

...Dry

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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