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Plant Details

Quercus lyrata

Overcup Oak

Scientific Name:

Quercus lyrata

Common Name:

Overcup Oak

Plant Family

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Deciduous Tree

Size in Feet:

60 - 90

Bloom Area:

Coast, Piedmont

In winter

Note the bark which is similar to White Oak, Q. alba. Overcup oak prefers wetter soil.

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C. Paynter, Feb, 2010, Jack Spruill's yard, Hampstead

Leaves

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Jack Spruill, July 2010, Hampstead

Acorns

The cap almost completely covers the nut.

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Jack Spruill, July, 2010, Hampstead

Mature Acorns

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© Jack Spruill, November 2010, Hampstead

Here is a photo taken on 16 November 2011 of the same Quercus Lyrata (Overcup Oak) tree that Cary Paynter and I photographed earlier in the year (the preceding images above).

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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