Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2187

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it on dry slopes and bluffs, mainly over granite, per Weakley's Flora

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...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:
Summer/Fall

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus georgiana   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 055-03-018:
Quercus georgiana   FAMILY Fagaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Georgia Oak


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image of Quercus georgiana

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_quercus_georgiana_1

April        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_q_georgiana_bark2

May    Harris County    GA

F.D. Roosevelt State Park

Bark gray or darker, with rough or slightly scaly ridges and plates, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Quercus georgiana

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_q_georgiana_lvs_3

May        

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Ron Lance    rwl_qgeorgiana

September        

Leaves shiny bright green, sinuses often asymmetrically angular, base acute, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Quercus georgiana

Ron Lance    rwl_qgeorgiana2

September        

Acorns nearly round with a shallow cup, the margin not rolled inward, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Quercus georgiana

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_quercus_georgiana_5

October        

Lobes rarely w more than 1-2 points; undersurface glabrous, lustrous green, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.