Quercus coccinea Münchh.
Family: Fagaceae
scarlet oak
[Quercus coccinea var. tuberculata Münchh.,  more]
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Robert W. Freckmann  
Etymology: Quercus: Latin for oak
Plants: perennial, deciduous tree to 98' tall; lower trunk without stubs of old branches, dark gray to dark brown bark irregularly cut with scaly ridges, inner bark orangish pink
Leaves: elliptic, oval or obovate in outline, blunt to slightly pointed base, edges with lobes 1/2 way to midrib, tip pointed, upper side glossy light green
Flowers: dark reddish brown, terminal, conic to oval shaped buds; blooms in spring
Fruits: acorns biennial; turban-like to semi-circular cup covering 1/3-1/2 of the nut; oblong to roundish, smooth nut with 1 or more rings of pits around the tip
Habitat: dry; uplands, slopes, ridges; in usually well-drained poor soils
Conservation Status: Native
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Paul Drobot  
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Paul Drobot  
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Botanical Illustration  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Know Your Trees  
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Paul Drobot  
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Kurt Stüber  
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