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