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Quercus macrocarpa

Bur Oak, Mossycup Oak

Scientific Name:

Quercus macrocarpa

Genus:

Quercus

Species Epithet:

macrocarpa

Common Name:

Bur Oak, Mossycup Oak

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Fagaceae (Beech Family)

Native/Alien:

US Native

Size:

36-72 ft., 72-100 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow, Green, Brown

Light:

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

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

March, April, May

Habitat Description:

Rich bottomland forests, sometimes in drier forests and then usually over limestone or other calcareous rocks. Not native to NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

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:

(*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

(*Key)

Notes:

Very large acorns.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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