Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2084

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native: north & west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in rich bottomland forests, sometimes in drier forests and then usually over limestone or other calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

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:
Acorn

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa   FAMILY Fagaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bur Oak, Mossycup Oak