Quercus imbricaria Michx.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Quercus imbricaria Michx.

  • Description

    Species Description - Medium-sized tree; bark with flat gray ridges and shallow furrows; twigs soon glabrescent; lvs dark green, shining, firm, oblong or lance-oblong, occasionally oblong-obovate, 10–17 × 3.5–7 cm, bristle-tipped, entire, glabrous above, softly and loosely pubescent beneath; a crown of dry tan or brown leaves remaining well into winter and even into early spring; acorn 12–16 mm, the cup 6–8 mm, with relatively few and broad scales. Dry upland soils; e. Pa. to s. Mich., O., and Kans., s. to N.C., Ga., and Ark.

  • Common Names

    shingle oak, jack-oak