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Quercus laurifolia [= Quercus obtusa]

Laurel Oak, Swamp Laurel Oak, Diamond-leaf Oak

Scientific Name:

Quercus laurifolia [= Quercus obtusa]

Genus:

Quercus

Species Epithet:

laurifolia

Common Name:

Laurel Oak, Swamp Laurel Oak, Diamond-leaf Oak

Plant Type

Tree

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Fagaceae (Beech Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

72-100 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

March, April

Growing Area:

Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Mesic to seasonally flooded soils of floodplains, also (rarely) mesic slopes and swamps in maritime forests. Frequent to common in much of the NC Coastal Plain, but mainly where there are moderate to large blackwater creeks and rivers. Least numerous in areas of brownwater river floodplains or areas lacking flowing blackwater streams. Rare in the NC Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Semi-evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure, S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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