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Quercus sinuata (Bastard oak)
Lytle, Melody

Quercus sinuata

Quercus sinuata Walter

Bastard Oak, Durand Oak

Fagaceae (Beech Family)


USDA Symbol: qusi

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Pinnate
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Inflorescence: Catkin
Fruit Type: Nut

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MS , OK , SC , TX

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)


Use Wildlife: Good nesting tree. Good substrate for for insectivorous birds. Jays eat and cache acorns. Food source for deer.
Interesting Foliage: yes
Attracts: Birds , Butterflies
Larval Host: Larva host plant for duskywing and hairstreak butterflies.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Jacob's Well Natural Area - Wimberley, TX


Bibref 766 - Dale Groom's Texas Gardening Guide (2002) Groom, D.
Bibref 297 - Trees of Central Texas (1984) Vines, Robert A.

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Additional resources

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


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

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