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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Quercus sinuata var. breviloba (Torr.) C.H. Muller
White shin oak, Bigelow oak, Scaly-bark oak, Limestone Durand oak, Shortlobe oak, Bastard oak
USDA Symbol: QUSIB
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A shrub or small tree with light gray, flaking bark. Forms thickets on shallow soil, seldom a single tree, found mostly on flat-topped limestone hills. Leaves up to 3 inches long, irregularly and shallowly lobed with their broadest part nearer the tip than the base. Acorns up to 5/8 inch long and 3/8 inch wide.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
OK , TX Native Habitat:
Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Hillsides, Slopes USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Limestone-based, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay
BenefitUse Wildlife: Nesting site, Cover, Substrate-insectivorous birds. Fruit-mammals, birds, deer, rodents.
Warning: Leaves and acorns toxic to animals if eaten; in some cases fatal. Humans should generally avoid ingesting plants that are toxic to animals.
Larval Host: Horaces Duskywing, Hairstreak.
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Record Modified: 2009-04-23
Research By: TWC Staff