Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read Edible Wild Plants: Oak from Lytton Musselman and the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society.
Learn more from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina website.
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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.
Ron Lance rwl_qgeorgiana
Leaves shiny bright green, sinuses often asymmetrically angular, base acute, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
Ron Lance rwl_qgeorgiana2
Acorns nearly round with a shallow cup, the margin not rolled inward, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_quercus_georgiana_5
Lobes rarely w more than 1-2 points; undersurface glabrous, lustrous green, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Look for it on dry slopes and bluffs, mainly over granite, per Weakley's Flora
Staminate calyx 2-8 lobed, pistillate calyx 6-lobed
3-12 stamens in staminate flowers
Staminate flowers in clustered drooping catkins
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America p032
- Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide p171
- Guide to the Plants of Granite Outcrops p41
- Trees of the Southeastern United States p286
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p270