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Plant Details

Quercus virginiana

Live Oak

Scientific Name:

Quercus virginiana

Common Name:

Live Oak

Plant Family

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Evergreen Tree

Bloom Color(s):

green

Size in Feet:

80

Light:

full sun, part shade

Bloom Time:

April

Bloom Area:

Coast

In flower

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Jack Spruill, April, 2009; Hampstead

Live Oaks were traditionally used by the Navy to make ship ribs and knees.

Leaves and acorns

Note the characteristically dark color of the acorns.

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Jack Spruill, December 2009, Hampstead

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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