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