Quercus bicolor (swamp white oak)

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Key Characteristics

  • Medium sized tree
  • Leaves with coarse, wavy teeth or shallow lobes, not deeply lobed; upper surface dark green, lower surface white-tomentose
  • Bark platy and flat, not ropelike (as in macrocarpa)
  • Acorn borne on a long peduncle
  • Typically occurs in low, wt sites - swamps and swamp margins, stream borders, and river floodplains

Sourced from page 223 in "Michigan Trees"


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