Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2576

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common (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

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
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 geminata   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus geminata   FAMILY Fagaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 055-03-013?:
Quercus virginiana   FAMILY Fagaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sand Live Oak


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image of Quercus geminata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmqgeminata_ossp

Month Unknown        

Leaf blade narrowly elliptic, base cuneate, margins entire and revolute, per Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America.

image of Quercus geminata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmqgeminata_ossp2

Month Unknown        

image of Quercus geminata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmqgeminata_ossp2b

Month Unknown        

Leaf upper surface shiny green w impressed secondary veins, lower glaucous, per Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America.