This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Oriental oak
- Poisonous Plants, Trees
Corky bark. This tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.
- Evergreen or deciduous trees; leaves alternate and simple, variously shaped in different species; pollen flowers in drooping, elongated clusters; fruit an acorn.
- 60-80 ft.
- Sun; range of soil types
- Open branching
- Poison Part:
- Acorns (seeds of nuts) and young leaves.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Stomach pain, constipation and later bloody diarrhea, excessive thirst and urination
- 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.
- CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
- Found in:
- Forest or natural areas; landscape as ornamental and shade trees.
- 6 in. leaves with bristle like teeth; white pubescence on lower side; young trees hold leaves all winter
NCCES plant id: 2181