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Quercus marilandica var. marilandica

Blackjack Oak

Scientific Name:

Quercus marilandica var. marilandica

Genus:

Quercus

Species Epithet:

marilandica

Common Name:

Blackjack Oak

Plant Type

Tree

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Fagaceae (Beech Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

36-72 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Red, Green

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

April

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Upland forests and woodlands, usually on periodically droughty soils, as over shrink-swell clays, sandstones, deep sands, sands with clay lenses, and shallow soils over acidic bedrock. Reasonably common in the southern half of the NC Coastal Plain, especially in sandhills habitats. Elsewhere in the Coastal Plain and Piedmont, it is infrequent to fairly common, but seldom is a common tree anywhere in these regions, despite being found in nearly all counties. Rare to uncommon in most of the southern mountains, though perhaps more numerous in Cherokee County.

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:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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