Shingle Oak (Quercus imbricaria)

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Leaves with a bristle tip, not lobed, undersides finely hairy; bark grayish brown, shallowly furrowed; acorns bitter; growing east of the Great Plains.

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.

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Quercus imbricaria

Quercus imbricaria

Quercus imbricaria

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