Photographer: Paul Drobot
Quercus palustris Münchh.
Quercus: Latin for oak
palustris: "of marshes"
|Status: ||Special Concern|
|Plant: ||perennial, deciduous tree to 80' tall; grayish brown bark with wide, shallow fissures, inner bark pinkish|
|Flower: ||brown to reddish brown, terminal, oval buds; blooms in spring|
|Fruit:||acorns biennial; thin, saucer-shaped cup covering 1/4 of the nut; round to oval nut often with obvious stripes|
|Leaf:||elliptic to oblong in outline, base blunt to slightly pointed; edges with 5-7 lobes and 10-30 sharp points, lowest 2 lobes somewhat recurved|
|Habitat: ||moist to wet; bottomlands, poorly drained upland clay soils|