Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2545

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in sandhills, primarily in somewhat loamier textured, submesic soils, inland from the Coastal Plain on coarse sandy alluvium or upland ridges over quartzite or other acidic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Variable

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
Acorn

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus incana   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 055-03-028:
Quercus incana   FAMILY Fagaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bluejack Oak


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image of Quercus incana

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_quercus_incana1

April    Moore County    NC; Richmond County, NC

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Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_quercus_incana3

August    Moore County    NC; Richmond County, NC

Lvs mostly narrowly elliptic to elliptic, rarely w short bristletipped lobes, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

image of Quercus incana

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_quercus_incana3b

August    Moore County    NC; Richmond County, NC

Its distinctive bristle-tipped leaves are bluish, entire, & pubescent below, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

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Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_quercus_incana5

September    Moore County    NC; Richmond County, NC

image of Quercus incana

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_quercus_incana5b

September    Moore County    NC; Richmond County, NC

Acorn 10-15mm long and as wide, cup thin, covering 1/4 to nearly 1/2 of nut, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.