Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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

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

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

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus hemisphaerica +   FAMILY Fagaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Darlington Oak, Sand Laurel Oak