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Quercus macrocarpa

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

Difficult to transplant; tolerant of city conditions. This tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Description:
Evergreen or deciduous trees; leaves alternate and simple, variously shaped in different species; pollen flowers in drooping, elongated clusters; fruit an acorn.
Height:
70-80 ft.
Flower:
0.7 to 1.5 in. acorn; nut enclosed half way by cup
Zones:
2-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; wide range of soil types including dry clay
Texture:
Coarse
Form:
Weakly pyramidal in youth; massive trunk and broad crown with stout branches
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:
70-80 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow
Leaf:
6 to 10 in. alternate, simple leaves; yellow, dull yellow green to yellow brown fall color
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 2166

Quercus macrocarpa Quercus macrocarpa