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Quercus schumardii

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

Native; larval plant for white M hairstreak butterfly; casts medium shade; shallow root system; good street tree. 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:
40-60 ft.
Flower:
0.5 to 1.2 in. acorn
Zones:
5-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; range of soil types including clay, sand and moist soil; tolerates wind and drought
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Pyramidal; wide spreading 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:
40-60 ft.
Leaf:
4 to 8 in. alternate, simple leaves; reddish to yellow brown fall color
Tags:
whilelife plant, edible, deciduous, fall color, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 2179

Quercus schumardii Quercus schumardii
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Quercus schumardii Quercus schumardii
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Quercus schumardii Quercus schumardii
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