|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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