Quercus stellata

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Quercus stellata, Wang. (Q. oblusiloba, Michx. Q. minor, Sarg.). Post Oak. Tree, to 60, rarely to 100 ft., with broad, dense, round head, and with grayish brown, deeply fissured bark: lvs. short-stalked, broadly obovate, lyrate-pinnatifid, with 2 or usually .3 pairs of lobes, the middle pair being much larger, undulate, and mostly with a lobe on the lower side, separated from the lower pair by wide, from the upper pair by narrower sinuses, dark green above, brownish tomentulose beneath, 5-8 in. long: fr. almost sessile; acorn ovoid, 3/4in. high, embraced one-third to one-half by the cup; scales lanceolate, loosely appressed. Mass. to Fla., west to Neb. and Texas. S.S. 8:368, 369. Em. 1:151.—Hardy and handsome tree with dense round head, growing naturally in rather dry, sandy or rocky soil; at the northern limit of its range, in S. Mass., it is usually shrubby.

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