Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1185

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in bottomland forests, esp on second terraces, also mesic upland sites, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist ...Variable

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 pagoda   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus pagoda   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 055-03-022b:
Quercus falcata var. pagodaefolia   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Quercus falcata var. pagodifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Cherrybark Oak, Swamp Spanish Oak


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_qupa11_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm090221_010

February    Richland County    SC

Congaree National Park

Bark on older trees scaly with age, somewhat resembling large black cherry, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Quercus pagoda

JK Marlow    jkm090221_013

February    Richland County    SC

Congaree National Park

Chestnut-brown cup with pubescent scales covers 1/3-1/2 of rounded brown nut, per Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America.

image of Quercus pagoda

JK Marlow    jkm090221_016

February    Richland County    SC

Congaree National Park

image of Quercus pagoda

JK Marlow    jkm090221_017

February    Richland County    SC

Congaree National Park

image of Quercus pagoda

JK Marlow    s090221_b

February    Richland County    SC

Congaree National Park

Leaves more regularly lobed than Q. falcata, the base broadly wedge-shaped, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Cherrybark Oak and Southern Red Oak

image of Quercus pagoda

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_q_pagoda_9_25_05_10

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_q_pagoda_9_25_05_3

September        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_quercus_pagoda_leaves

September        

Middle lobes usually spread at right angles to the midrib, per Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_quercus_pagoda_3

October        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_q_pagoda_3_bark

December    Floyd County    GA