OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Quercus elliottii   FAMILY Fagaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus pumila   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Quercus elliottii

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Flora of North America
Quercus pumila

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-03-029:
Quercus pumila   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Quercus pumila

 

COMMON NAME:
Running Oak


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image of Quercus elliottii, Running Oak

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_qupu80_003_lvd

        

image of Quercus elliottii, Running Oak

JK Marlow    jkm160417_366

April    Coffee County    GA

Broxton Rocks Preserve

Leaves pale green, lustrous above; margins slightly revolute and thickened, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Quercus elliottii, Running Oak

JK Marlow    jkm081009_059

October    Dorchester County    SC

image of Quercus elliottii, Running Oak

JK Marlow    jkm081009_061

October    Dorchester County    SC

A small shrub which often holds its leaves during winter, per Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America.

image of Quercus elliottii, Running Oak

JK Marlow    jkm081009_100

October    Dorchester County    SC

Leaves usually unlobed, awned at tip, grayish and pubescent on undersurface, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Quercus elliottii   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus pumila   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Quercus elliottii

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Flora of North America
Quercus pumila

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-03-029:
Quercus pumila   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Quercus pumila

 

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2591

Shrub
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in GA Coastal Plain (uncommon in SC, rare in NC)

Habitat: pine flatwoods, especially on loamy soils in the Middle Coastal Plain, pine rocklands, per Weakley's Flora

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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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