Quercus lyrata

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Quercus lyrata, Walt. Overcup Oak. Swamp, or Swamp Post Oak. Tree, to 100 ft., with rather small, often pendulous branches forming a symmetrical, round-topped head: lvs. obovate to obovate-oblong, deeply lyrate-pinnatifid, with 3-5 pairs of oblong or lanceolate lobes, the lower ones much smaller, separated by a wide sinus from the upper ones, dark green and shining above, whitish tomentulose beneath or sometimes light green and pubescent: fr. short-stalked; acorn globose, 1/2-1 in. high, almost entirely inclosed by the large scaly cup. N. J. to Fla., west to Mo. and Texas. S.S. 8:374. F.E. 17:736 (pl. 77).—Little cult.; hardy as far north as Mass.; prefers moist soil.

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