Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2182

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in dry pinelands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
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 myrtifolia   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus myrtifolia   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 055-03-026:
Quercus myrtifolia   FAMILY Fagaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Myrtle Oak


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image of Quercus myrtifolia, Myrtle Oak

Ron Lance    rwl_myrtifolia_lvs

September        

image of Quercus myrtifolia, Myrtle Oak

Ron Lance    rwl_myrtifolia_lvs2

September        

1-2 acorns per peduncle. Goblet-shaped pubescent gray cup covers 1/4-1/3 nut, per Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America.

image of Quercus myrtifolia, Myrtle Oak

Ron Lance    rwl_myrtifolia_lvs3

September        

Leaf blades leathery, oval to elliptical, margins entire and revolute, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Quercus myrtifolia, Myrtle Oak

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmqmyrtifolia_ossp1

Month Unknown        

image of Quercus myrtifolia, Myrtle Oak

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmqmyrtifolia_ossp2

Month Unknown        

Acorn cup thin, enclosing 1/3 or less of nut, which is 10-14mm long, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Quercus myrtifolia, Myrtle Oak

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmqmyrtifolia_ossphabit

Month Unknown        

Occurs in dry, sandy uplands in pinelands, scrub, dunes near the coast, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.