Shingle Oak (Quercus imbricaria)
[ Trees > Hardwoods > Oaks . . . ] Forest Type: Oak-Hickory
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Typically on moist soil; often growing with other oaks, hickories, or other hardwoods; growing east of the Great Plains.
Stature: 50-60 feet high; to 3 feet in diameter; with a rounded crown.
Leaves: 4-6 inches long; elliptical; thick; dark green and shiny on top, paler and minutely velvety below; with many yellow veins.
Bark: Grayish brown; smooth, becoming shallowly furrowed in age.
Acorns: Bitter; to 3/4 inch long; enclosed for about 1/3 to 1/2 in a scaly cup.
Cite this page as:
Kuo, M. (2003, September). Shingle oak (Quercus imbricaria). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/quercus_imbricaria.html