Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales
Genus: Quercus Subgenus: Quercus Section: Quercus (white oaks)
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read Edible Wild Plants: Oak from Lytton Musselman and the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-03-012:
Quercus oglethorpensis FAMILY Fagaceae
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_q_oglethorpensis_1
Bark gray, scaly, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004).
Flora of North America
Habitat: Bottomland forests, upland oak flats over clays (Iredell and Enon soils), per Weakley's Flora
Native to South Carolina & Georgia
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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 (Stein, Binion, & Acciavatti, 2003) p074
- Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide (Kirkman, Brown, & Leopold, 2007) p187
- Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia (Chafin, 2007) p293
- Trees of the Southeastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1988) p250
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004) p276
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