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Quercus imbricaria

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

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:
50-60 ft.
Flower:
0.5 in. acorn
Zones:
4-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; range of soil types including dry sites
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Pyramidal to upright oval when young; broad rounded with age; drooping lower 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:
50-60 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow to moderate
Leaf:
2.5 to 6 in. alternate, simple leaves; yellow brown to russet red fall color; often persists into winter
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 2163

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