Quercus macrocarpa (bur oak)

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Key Characteristics

  • Leaf lobing highly variable, but usually at least one leaf per shoot with a broad, crenately toothed upper blade and a pair of opposing, very deep sinuses; other leaves with 2-3 pairs of deeply cut sinuses
  • Leaves finely white-pubescent beneath
  • Acorns seated in a massive, deep, conspicuously fringed cup

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