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Quercus falcata

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

Native. 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:
70-90 ft.
Flower:
0.5 in. acorn
Zones:
7-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; range of soil types including poor dry soil; drought tolerant
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Rounded
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.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
5 to 9 in. alternate, simple leaves with 5 to 7 deeply cut leaves; brown fall color; hold late into fall
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 2158

Quercus falcata, bark Quercus falcata, bark
Bruce Kirchoff, CC BY-NC-2.0
Quercus falcata, leaves Quercus falcata, leaves
Bruce Kirchoff, CC BY-NC-2.0
Quercus falcata, leaves Quercus falcata, leaves
Bruce Kirchoff, CC BY-NC-2.0
Quercus falcata, acorn Quercus falcata, acorn
Bruce Kirchoff, CC BY-NC-2.0