Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak, Hill's oak)

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Notes

Key Characteristics

  • Relatively small leaves with deep sinuses, glabrous both sides
  • Acorn cup scales appressed; cup deep, top-shaped, enclosing 0.33-0.5 of the nut
  • Many drooping branches on lower trunk, persistent even when dead
  • Dry, cold, upland, sandy to gravelly sites

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