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Quercus palustris

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

Young trees and lower branches of older trees hold leaves throughout winter; fibrous root system; transplants well; red fall color. 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:
60-80 ft.
Flower:
0.5 in. acorn
Zones:
4-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; range of soil types including wet soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Pyramidal; dense; pendulous lower branches; loses lower limbs 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:
3 to 6 in. alternate, simple leaves; 5 to 7 deeply cut lobes; russet, bronze, red fall color
Tags:
TSC, deciduous, fall color, native tree, shade tree, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 2172

Quercus palustris Quercus palustris
Sandy Richard, CC BY-NC-2.0
Quercus palustris Fall color
Ekenitr, CC BY-NC-2.0
Quercus palustris Leaves and nuts
Karl-Ludwig Poggemann, CC BY - 2.0
Quercus palustris Leaves
Manuel, CC BY - 2.0