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Quercus pumila (Running oak)
Cressler, Alan

Quercus pumila

Quercus pumila Walter

Running Oak, Runner Oak

Fagaceae (Beech Family)


USDA Symbol: QUPU80

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Inflorescence: Catkin
Fruit Type: Nut
Size Notes: To about 3 feet in height.
Leaf: Leaves are tardily dehiscent.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
Bloom Notes: Flowers borne on aments.


USA: AL , FL , GA , MS , NC , SC

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-04
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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