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Quercus alba

Common Name:
Quercus alba
Quercus alba

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Species: Quercus alba

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

White oak bark is furrowed and gray.

Their leaves are althernate and simple. They’re 3 to 9 inches long and have 7 to 11 lobes.The underside of the leaves are a white to gray.

In the fall, the leaves are dull red-bronze.

Habitat & Range

White oaks grow is a wide range of habitats across most of the eastern United States.

Life Cycle

The fruit is acorns with bumpy rounded bowl.

Featured image by James Dake.


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