Blackjack Oak (Quercus marilandica)
[ Trees > Hardwoods > Oaks . . . ] Forest Types: Upland Woods, Bluffs
by Michael Kuo
Note: The red oaks of eastern North America are often difficult to identify with certainty--and the task is complicated by the fact that many of the species hybridize.
Habitat: Typically on poor soil or rocky areas; usually in mixed stands with other trees; growing in the southeastern United States.
Stature: 20-50 feet high; to 1 foot in diameter; with an open and irregular crown.
Leaves: 3-7 inches long; variable in shape but usually with 3 vague, broad lobes; bristle tipped; dark green and shiny above; pale green and finely rough or hairy below.
Bark: Dark gray to black; thick; blocky.
Acorns: Bitter; to 3/4 inches long; enclosed for 1/2 (or more) in a scaly cup.
Cite this page as:
Kuo, M. (2012, January). Blackjack oak (Quercus marilandica). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/quercus_marilandica.html