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

Ron Lance    rwl_myrtifolia_lvs

September        

image of Quercus myrtifolia

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

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

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmqmyrtifolia_ossp1

Month Unknown        

image of Quercus myrtifolia

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

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.