Photographer: Merel R. Black
Quercus alba L.
Quercus: Latin for oak
alba: Latin for "white"
|Plant: ||perennial, deciduous tree to 80'; scaly, light grey bark|
|Flower: ||oval, dark reddish brown buds; blooms in spring|
|Fruit:||1-3 acorns on very short stalks, semi-circular cup covers 1/4" of the nut; nut light brown, oval to oblong|
|Leaf:||narrowly elliptic to obovate in outline, base narrowly wedge shaped to triangular with a pointed end; edge lobes 1/3-7/8 deep, often rounded tips; upper side light gray-green, smooth.|
|Habitat: ||Moist to dry; deciduous woods, savannas, barrens; usually on deep, well-drained soil|