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Quercus laevis

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

Native.

Wildlife Value: This tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Oaks, in general, are susceptible to a large number of diseases, including chestnut blight, shoestring root rot, anthracnose, oak leaf blister, cankers, leaf spots, and powdery mildew.  This tree is highly susceptible to oak wilt. Potential insect pests include scale, oak skeletonizer, leaf miner, galls, oak lace bugs, borers, caterpillars and nut weevils.

Description:
Evergreen or deciduous trees; leaves alternate and simple, variously shaped in different species; pollen flowers in drooping, elongated clusters; fruit an acorn.
Height:
30-40 ft.
Flower:
0.7 to 1.2 in. acorn
Zones:
7-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; range of soil types; drought tolerant
Texture:
Medium to coarse
Form:
Rounded crown
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:
Acorns (nuts) are edible after tannins are leached or boiled out. Only collect nuts from areas you know.
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:
20-35 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
4 to 14 in. alternate, simple leaves with 3 to 7 lobes; leaves hang perpendicular to ground; red to red brown fall color
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 2164

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