Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 49 taxa in the family Fagaceae, Beech family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Beech
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Fagus grandifolia +   FAMILY: Fagaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Fagus grandifolia   FAMILY: Fagaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Fagus grandifolia 055-01-001   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Chestnut
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Castanea dentata   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Castanea dentata   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Castanea dentata 055-02-001   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in mesic and xeric forests

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Chinquapin, Chinkapin, Allegheny Chinquapin
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Castanea pumila   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Castanea pumila var. pumila   FAMILY: Fagaceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Castanea pumila var. pumila 055-02-002   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in xeric forests & woodlands, generally in fire-maintained habitats

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Japanese Chestnut
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -   FAMILY: Fagaceae
PLANTS National Database: Castanea crenata   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Non-native

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Chinese Chestnut
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Castanea mollissima   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Castanea mollissima   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in forests

Rare, widely planted and sometimes naturalizing

Non-native: China

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Spanish Chestnut, European Chestnut
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Castanea sativa   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Castanea sativa   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Non-native

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: White Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus alba   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus alba   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus alba 055-03-001   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in mesic to xeric forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Post Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus stellata   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus stellata   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus stellata 055-03-002   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in upland forests & woodlands, esp in clay or rocky soils and in fire communities

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Boynton Sand Post Oak, Boynton Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus boyntonii   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus boyntonii   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in dry forests

Rare

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Swamp Post Oak, Bottomland Post Oak, Delta Oak
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Quercus similis   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus similis   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in hardwood flatwoods and bottomland hardwood forests, especially over calcareous or subcalcareous substrates

Rare

Native to Georgia, South Carolina, & possibly North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sand Post Oak, Scrub Post Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus margarettae   FAMILY: Fagaceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Quercus margarettae   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus margaretta 055-03-003   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills, typically in slightly loamy or clayey soils, not usual in the deepest and most xeric sands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Bluff Oak, Bastard White Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus austrina   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus austrina   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus austrina 055-03-004   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it on river bluffs, mesic hammocks, dry hammocks, natural levees of brownwater rivers, over mafic rocks, on shell or calcareous sediments

Rare, essentially endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Overcup Oak, Swamp White Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus lyrata   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus lyrata   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus lyrata 055-03-005   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in seasonally rather deeply & frequently flooded soils of floodplains of Coastal Plain, less commonly in seasonally flooded swamps in Triassic basins in lower Piedmont, and rarely in upland depression swamps of Piedmont (developed over clays weathered from mafic rocks) and Coastal Plain

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Swamp White Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus bicolor   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus bicolor   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus bicolor 055-03-006   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in upland depression swamp forests over mafic rocks such as gabbro or diabase, bottomland swamps with calcareous sediments

Uncommon (rare south of VA)

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Swamp Chestnut Oak, Basket Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus michauxii   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus michauxii   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus michauxii 055-03-007   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in bottomland forests, esp in fertile soils of upper terraces where flooded only infrequently & for shorter periods, upland depression ponds

Common (uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rock Chestnut Oak, Tanbark Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus montana   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (PROBABLY MISAPPLIED) PLANTS National Database: Quercus prinus   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (PROBABLY MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus prinus 055-03-008   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in xeric forests of ridges, slopes

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Chinquapin Oak, Yellow Chestnut Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus muehlenbergii   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus muehlenbergii   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus muehlenbergii 055-03-009   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it on slopes & bluffs, on soils derived from calcareous or mafic rocks

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dwarf Chinquapin Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus prinoides   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus prinoides   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus prinoides 055-03-010   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in xeric uplands, esp on clay soils derived from mafic rocks, and probably in sites which naturally burned rather frequently

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Bastard Oak, Durand's White Oak, Durand's Oak
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Quercus durandii var. durandii   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus sinuata var. sinuata   FAMILY: Fagaceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus durandii 055-03-011   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it on calcareous bluffs, glades, prairies, ravines, hardwood flatwoods, bottomland forests

Rare (an endemic)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bastard Oak
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -   FAMILY: Fagaceae
PLANTS National Database: Quercus sinuata var. breviloba   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Native: Western US

 


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camera icon Common Name: Oglethorpe Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus oglethorpensis   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus oglethorpensis   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus oglethorpensis 055-03-012   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in bottomland forests, upland oak flats over clays (Iredell and Enon soils)

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Live Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus virginiana   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus virginiana   FAMILY: Fagaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus virginiana 055-03-013   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in maritime forests & maritime scrub on barrier islands, more rarely inland (though regularly on the mainland from southeast NC south, and extending substantially inland from southern SC south), sometimes in dry, fire-maintained habitats more usually occupied by Q. geminata, also planted (esp in outer Coastal Plain)

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

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sand Live Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus geminata   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus geminata   FAMILY: Fagaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus virginiana 055-03-013?   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in xeric sandhills (northwards restricted to areas very near the coast)

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

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dwarf Live Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus minima   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus minima   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in pine flatwoods, coastal fringe sandhills

Uncommon (rare in NC), endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Chapman Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus chapmanii   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus chapmanii   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus chapmanii 055-03-014   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in dry pinelands, sandhills, scrub

Rare, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Northern Red Oak, Red Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus rubra +   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus rubra +   FAMILY: Fagaceae
Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus rubra + 055-03-015   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it forests of slopes, coves, and - depending upon variety - ridges or ravines

Common (rare in Coastal Plain or Mountains, depending on variety)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Shumard Oak, Swamp Red Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus shumardii   FAMILY: Fagaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Quercus shumardii var. shumardii   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus shumardii 055-03-016   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in moist & fertile soils of bottomlands & lower slopes, also in xeric sites over calcareous rock (such as limestone)

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain & Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Nuttall Oak, Texas Red Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus texana   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus texana   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in floodplain swamps and bottomlands

Rare

Native west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pin Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus palustris   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus palustris   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus palustris 055-03-017   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in swamps & bottomlands, esp the broader swamps developed in the sedimentary rocks of Triassic basins of lower Piedmont, isolated upland sag ponds, also widely planted as a street tree in towns & cities

Rare south of VA

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Georgia Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus georgiana   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus georgiana   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus georgiana 055-03-018   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it on dry slopes and bluffs, mainly over granite

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Turkey Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus laevis   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus laevis   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus laevis 055-03-019   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills, primarily in very xeric soils of deep sandy deposits (Carolina bay rims, old beach dunes, early Cenozoic deposits of Sandhills Province), or inland from the Coastal Plain on dry ridges and slopes over quartzite or other acidic rock types

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Black Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus velutina   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus velutina   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus velutina 055-03-020   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in upland forests & woodlands, esp in fairly xeric & sandy soils

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Scarlet Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus coccinea   FAMILY: Fagaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Quercus coccinea +   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus coccinea 055-03-021   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in xeric upland forests

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain south of VA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Red Oak, Spanish Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus falcata   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus falcata   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus falcata var. falcata 055-03-022a   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in upland forests, usually xeric

Common (uncommon in NC Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Cherrybark Oak, Swamp Spanish Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus pagoda   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus pagoda   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus falcata var. pagodaefolia 055-03-022b   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in bottomland forests, esp on second terraces, also mesic upland sites

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bear Oak, Scrub Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus ilicifolia   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus ilicifolia   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus ilicifolia 055-03-023   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in xeric soils in ridges in the Mountains and monadnocks in the upper Piedmont, other dry sites

Rare in Piedmont

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Blackjack Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus marilandica var. marilandica   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus marilandica var. marilandica   FAMILY: Fagaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus marilandica 055-03-024   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in uplands forests and woodlands, usually on periodically droughty soils, as over shrink-swell clays, sandstones, deep sands, and sands with clay lenses

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Water Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus nigra   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus nigra   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus nigra 055-03-025   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in bottomland forests, esp on levees or second terraces where flooded infrequently and for short periods, less commonly on mesic slopes

Common (uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Myrtle Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus myrtifolia   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus myrtifolia   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus myrtifolia 055-03-026   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in dry pinelands

Rare, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Shingle Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus imbricaria   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus imbricaria   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus imbricaria 055-03-027   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in rich soils of upper floodplains of rivers & creeks, often at the base of the slope into the upland, also on lower slopes, and in forests over diabase in Piedmont of northern NC

Uncommon (rare in GA)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Bluejack Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus incana   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus incana   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus incana 055-03-028   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills, primarily in somewhat loamier textured, submesic soils, inland from the Coastal Plain on coarse sandy alluvium or upland ridges over quartzite or other acidic rocks

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Running Oak
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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus pumila 055-03-029   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in pine flatwoods, esp on loamy soils in the middle Coastal Plain

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

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Willow Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus phellos   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus phellos   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus phellos 055-03-030   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in bottomland forests, esp on natural levees & second terraces, also in upland depression swamps developed on clay soils, weedy & successional on slopes & upland sites following disturbance, and widely planted as a street tree in towns & cities

Common (uncommon in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Laurel Oak, Swamp Laurel Oak, Diamond Leaf Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus laurifolia   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus laurifolia   FAMILY: Fagaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus laurifolia 055-03-031   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in mesic to seasonally flooded soils of floodplains, also (rarely) mesic slopes and swamps in maritime forests

Common, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Darlington Oak, Sand Laurel Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus hemisphaerica   FAMILY: Fagaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Quercus hemisphaerica +   FAMILY: Fagaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Quercus laurifolia 055-03-031?   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills and other dry, sandy soils, as an abundant component of maritime forests with Q. virginiana, and widely planted as a street tree in most parts of our region

Common (rare in Piedmont), essentially endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Arkansas Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus arkansana   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus arkansana   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it on dry bluffs

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Buckley Oak
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -   FAMILY: Fagaceae
PLANTS National Database: Quercus buckleyi   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Native: Western US

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bur Oak, Mossycup Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it in rich bottomland forests, sometimes in drier forests and then usually over limestone or other calcareous rocks

Native: north & west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sawtooth Oak
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Quercus acutissima   FAMILY: Fagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Quercus acutissima   FAMILY: Fagaceae

 

Look for it as a suburban street tree, and also it's widely planted in "wildlife food plots"

Rare

Non-native: Japan

 


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