Quercus imbricaria (shingle oak)

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Key Characteristics

  • Leaves alternate / clustered, simple, unlobed, ovate, entire, bristle tipped, and marquescent, meaning they remain on the tree even after dead
  • Bark is intermediate between velutina and rubra
  • Fruit is a small acorn, similar to Q. velutina, with complete scale tips
  • Found on floodplain sites, Michigan is it's northern extent

Sourced from a field lab in Fall 2011


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