Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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Family Fagaceae
Quercus coccinea Münchh.
scarlet oak
Quercus: Latin for oak
coccinea: Latin for red or scarlet
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial, deciduous tree to 98' tall; lower trunk without stubs of old branches, dark gray to dark brown bark irregularly cut with scaly ridges, inner bark orangish pink
Flower: dark reddish brown, terminal, conic to oval shaped buds; blooms in spring
Fruit:acorns biennial; turban-like to semi-circular cup covering 1/3-1/2 of the nut; oblong to roundish, smooth nut with 1 or more rings of pits around the tip
Leaf:elliptic, oval or obovate in outline, blunt to slightly pointed base, edges with lobes 1/2 way to midrib, tip pointed, upper side glossy light green
Habitat: dry; uplands, slopes, ridges; in usually well-drained poor soils
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Quercus coccinea Münchh. var. coccinea
Quercus coccinea Münchh. var. tuberculata Sarg.
Quercus X richteri Baen.

         
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