Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2191

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to Georgia, South Carolina, & possibly North Carolina

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in calcareous stream flats, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate, 5-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
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 similis   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus similis   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Quercus stellata var. paludosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp Post Oak, Bottomland Post Oak, Delta Oak


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image of Quercus similis, Swamp Post Oak, Bottomland Post Oak, Delta Oak

Ron Lance    rwl_similis_lvs

September        

Leaves mostly 3-lobed above middle, but variable & not with a uniform shape, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Quercus similis, Swamp Post Oak, Bottomland Post Oak, Delta Oak

Ron Lance    rwl_similis_lvs2

September        

Acorn cup thin, covering 1/3 to 1/2 of nut, which is about 14mm long, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.