Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2591

Shrub
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common (uncommon in SC, rare in NC), endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in pine flatwoods, esp on loamy soils in the middle Coastal Plain, 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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Quercus elliottii   FAMILY Fagaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH (APPARENTLY MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 055-03-029:
Quercus pumila   FAMILY Fagaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Running Oak


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image of Quercus elliottii

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

        

image of Quercus elliottii

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

JK Marlow    jkm081009_059

October    Dorchester County    SC

image of Quercus elliottii

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

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.