OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Quercus alba   FAMILY Fagaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus alba   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Quercus alba

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-03-001:
Quercus alba   FAMILY Fagaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Quercus alba

 

COMMON NAME:
White Oak


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JK Marlow    jkm191222_2365_q_alba

    Clay County    AL

Cheaha State Park

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_qual_001_lvd

        

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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.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_quercus_alba

March        

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Gill Newberry    gn04_q_alba_early_spring

April        

In spring a mist of rose and silver: each twig hung with soft velvety leaves, per Trees Worth Knowing by Julia Ellen Rogers (1924).

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Gill Newberry    gn04_q_alba_male_and_feml

April        

Male flowers in hanging catkins, female flowers inconspicuous, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

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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."

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JK Marlow    jkm0305j_01

May    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm210603_1033

June    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_quercus_alba_acorn

September        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_quercus_alba_bark

September        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_quercus_alba_leaves

September        

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Paul Thompson    pstquercus_alba

September?        

Leaves are large with 7-11 rounded lobes and sinuses. — Clemson Extension

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JK Marlow    jkm061021_009

October    Greenville County    SC

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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.

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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.

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JK Marlow    jkm0111k_22

November    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0211j_21

November    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    s011110_ce

November    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    s011111_de

November    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    s011111_ijk

November    Greenville County    SC

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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.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmqalba_home

Month Unknown    Anderson County    SC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Quercus alba   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus alba   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Quercus alba

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-03-001:
Quercus alba   FAMILY Fagaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Quercus alba

 

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1181

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: Mesic to xeric forests, per Weakley's Flora

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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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