Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales
Genus: Quercus Subgenus: Quercus Section: Quercus (white oaks)
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read Edible Wild Plants: Oak from Lytton Musselman and the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society.
Read more about Swamp Post Oak at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
INCLUDED WITHIN -
Swamp Post Oak, Bottomland Post Oak, Delta Oak
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Ron Lance rwl_similis_lvs
Leaves mostly 3-lobed above middle, but variable & not with a uniform shape, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004).
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Acorn cup thin, covering 1/3 to 1/2 of nut, which is about 14mm long, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004).
Native to Georgia, South Carolina, & possibly North Carolina
CLICK HERE to see a map, notes, and images from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US.
Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
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!
- Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America (Stein, Binion, & Acciavatti, 2003) p092
- Trees of the Southeastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1988) p277
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004) p280
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