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Quercus oglethorpensis

Quercus oglethorpensis Duncan

Oglethorpe Oak

Fagaceae (Beech Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: QUOG

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Straight-trunked tree with crown of crooked branches.

This local oak was named in 1940 for Oglethorpe County, Georgia, where it is most abundant. It indirectly honors James Edward Oglethorpe (1695-1785), English general and founder of the colony of Georgia.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May

Distribution

USA: GA , LA , MS , SC
Native Distribution: W. South Carolina and NE. Georgia; at about 700 (213 m).
Native Habitat: Poorly drained soils of level areas or flatwoods and adjacent slopes of Piedmont.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Quercus oglethorpensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Quercus oglethorpensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Quercus oglethorpensis

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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