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Quercus coccinea

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Scarlet oak
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Trees
Comment:

Less tolerant of adverse conditions than pin or red oak; difficult to transplant; red fall color; fast-growing oak. 

Description:
Evergreen or deciduous trees; leaves alternate and simple, variously shaped in different species; pollen flowers in drooping, elongated clusters; fruit an acorn.
Height:
50-80 ft.
Flower:
0.5 to 1 in. acorn
Zones:
4-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; tolerates dry, sandy soil
Texture:
Medium to coarse
Form:
Symmetrical in youth; round, open, spreading crown with age
Poison Part:
Acorns (seeds of nuts) and young leaves.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion.
Symptoms:
Stomach pain, constipation and later bloody diarrhea, excessive thirst and urination
Edibility:
EDIBLE PARTS: Acorns (nuts) are edible after tannins are leached or boiled out. HARVEST TIME: Only collect nutsfrom areas you kn
Toxic Principle:
Gallotannins, quercitrin, and quercitin.
Severity:
CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
Found in:
Forest or natural areas; landscape as ornamental and shade trees.
Width:
40-50 ft.
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Leaf:
Alternate, simple, lustrous, dark green leaves; brilliant scarlet to red fall color

NCCES plant id: 2156

Quercus coccinea Quercus coccinea
Quercus coccinea Quercus coccinea