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Quercus lyrata

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

Native

Description:
Evergreen or deciduous trees; leaves alternate and simple, variously shaped in different species; pollen flowers in drooping, elongated clusters; fruit an acorn.
Height:
35-45 ft.
Flower:
0.7 to 1 in. acorn; cup covers most of the acorn
Zones:
5-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; range of soil types including damp sites
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Pyramidal oval when young; oval to rounded with age; uniform branching; lower branches are upswept
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:
35-40 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
6 to 8 in. alternate, simple leathery leaves; tannin brown fall color

NCCES plant id: 2165

Quercus lyrata Quercus lyrata
Quercus lyrata Quercus lyrata