Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor)
[ Trees > Hardwoods > Oaks . . . ] Forest Types: Riverine, Swamps
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Typically on wet ground; usually in mixed stands with other trees; growing east of the Great Plains in the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic states.
Stature: 40-70 feet high; to 3 feet in diameter; with an open and irregular crown; lower branches drooping.
Leaves: 5-7 inches long; with broad, gentle teeth, or sometimes with shallow lobes; dark green and shiny on top, paler (often silvery or nearly whitish) and somewhat hairy below.
Bark: Dark brown; composed of long, scaly ridges or sections.
Acorns: Sweet; to 1 1/4 inches long; enclosed for about 1/3 in a hairy cup; stem quite long (1-4 inches).
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Kuo, M. (2012, January). Swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/quercus_bicolor.html