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View USF Tampa Plant Record: Quercus laevis

Scientific Name Quercus laevis
Common Name Turkey Oak
Family Fagaceae
Info "Turkey oak, also called Catesby oak or scrub oak, is a small, moderately fast to fast-growing tree found on dry sandy soils of ridges, pinelands, and dunes, often in pure stands. This oak is not commercially important because of its size, but the hard, close-grained wood is an excellent fuel. The acorns are an important food to wildlife. Turkey oak is so named for its 3-lobed leaves which resemble a turkey's foot."
Found By Steven Koster
Date Found 9/11/2014
Resource USDA
Native Native
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