Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales
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.
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February Greenville County SC
Young bark smooth and dark gray; mature bark has deep furrows & rough ridges, per Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America.
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March Greenville County SC
Acorn cups covering 1/3 or less of nut, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.
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May Greenville County SC
Leaves narrowly oblong or lanceolate, margin entire, both base & apex acute, per Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America.
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July Greenville County SC
Widely planted as a street tree in towns and cities, per Weakley's Flora.
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Note tufts of light-colored woolly pubescence along midrib on leaf underside. — Clemson Extension
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December Greenville County SC
Leaf apex bristle-tipped, per Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America.
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Common (uncommon in Piedmont)
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, per Weakley's Flora
Staminate calyx 2-8 lobed, pistillate calyx 6-lobed
3-12 stamens in staminate flowers
Staminate flowers in clustered drooping catkins
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Gardening with Native Plants of the South p049
- Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee p312
- Landscaping with Native Trees p208
- Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America p080
- Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide p190
- Trees of the Southeastern United States p249
- Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge p24
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p278