Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
You may also want to check Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina
Read Edible Wild Plants: Oak from Lytton Musselman and the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society.
Learn more from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina website.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales
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JK Marlow jkm0402e_05
February Greenville County SC
Bark light ashy gray w shallow lengthwise fissures separating into plates, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
Gill Newberry gn04_q_alba_early_spring
In spring a mist of rose and silver: each twig hung with soft velvety leaves, per Trees Worth Knowing by Julia Ellen Rogers (1924).
Gill Newberry gn04_q_alba_male_and_feml
Male flowers in hanging catkins, female flowers inconspicuous, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.
JK Marlow s040419_e
April Greenville County SC
"When white oak leaves are the size of a mouse's ear, it's time to plant corn."
Paul Thompson pstquercus_alba
Leaves are large with 7-11 rounded lobes and sinuses. Clemson Extension
JK Marlow jkm061025_003
October Greenville County SC
Acorn cup rather thick, covering 1/4 of nut, which is 15-25mm long, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.
JK Marlow jkm121006_263
October Washington County VA
Virginia Creeper Trail
Over 150 yrs old & presumed to be the oldest tree on the Virigina Creeper Trail.
JK Marlow s011111_pq
November Greenville County SC
Leaves divided into 7-10 shallow to deeply rounded lobes withut bristle tips, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.