Quercus velutina Lam.
Quercus velutina Lam. var. missouriensis Sarg.
Eastern Black Oak, Black Oak, Yellow Oak
Eastern black oak is a native of eastern North America.
Identification: This tree is 65-80' (19-24 m) tall, with bark that is almost black. Leaves are 4-10" (10-25 cm) long, each with 5-7 lobes. Sun-facing leaves have deeper lobes than shade leaves. Mature leaves are dark green, and shiny; reddish-brown in the fall. Acorns are ½-¾" (1.3-1.9 cm) long, with caps that cover ⅓ to ½ of the nut. See the Quercus comparison table.
Quercus velutina on Carolina Nature, from Will Cook
Quercus velutina at the Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
Quercus velutina at the University of Connecticut Plant Database
Quercus velutina on CalPhotos
Quercus velutina at the USDA Forest Service's Silvics of North America site
Quercus velutina at the Vanderbilt University Bioimages web site
Quercus velutina on Plants for a Future, a resource and information centre for edible and otherwise useful plants
Quercus velutina at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Quercus velutina on the USDA Forest Service's Fire Effects Information Database
Quercus velutina on Michael Kuo's MushroomExpert.com
Quercus velutina description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 18 Aug 2013.
Range: Zones 3-9: