Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
You may also want to check Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina
Read Edible Wild Plants: Oak from Lytton Musselman and the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society.
Learn more from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina website.
Sand Live Oak
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Patrick D. McMillan pdmqgeminata_ossp
Leaf blade narrowly elliptic, base cuneate, margins entire and revolute, per Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America.
Patrick D. McMillan pdmqgeminata_ossp2b
Leaf upper surface shiny green w impressed secondary veins, lower glaucous, per Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America.
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Common in GA Coastal Plain (uncommon in NC-SC), endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain
Look for it in xeric sandhills (northwards restricted to areas very near the coast), 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 p030
- Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide p170
- Trees of the Southeastern United States p208
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p270