This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Overcup oak
- Native Plants, Poisonous Plants, Trees
Native oak tree in the Fagaceae family. It tolearates wet sites.
Wildlife Value: This tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.
- 35-45 ft.
- Pollen flowers in drooping, elongated clusters; 0.7 to 1 in. acorn; cup covers most of the acorn
- Sun; range of soil types including damp sites
- Pyramidal oval when young; oval to rounded with age; uniform branching; lower branches are upswept
- 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.
- 35-40 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- 6 to 8 in. alternate, simple leathery leaves; tannin brown fall color
NCCES plant id: 2165