Quercus similis Ashe. Hab: Hardwood flatwoods and bottomland hardwood forests, especially over calcareous or subcalcareous substrates. Dist: SC south to GA, west to e. TX; disjunct in c. TN.
ID notes:Q. similis resembles Q. stellata, differing in its less definitely cross-shaped leaves and its distinctly wetland habitat.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Synonymy: = Ar, FNA3, K1, K3, Tn, Tx; = n/a – C, F, G, RAB; = Quercus ashei Sterret; = Quercus stellata Wangenh. var. paludosa Sarg.; < Quercus stellata Wangenh.