Quercus stellata Wangenheim. Phen: Apr; Sep-Nov (of the same year). Hab: Upland forests and woodlands, especially in clay or rocky soils and in communities at least formerly exposed to fire. Dist: Se. MA, s. NY, s. PA, s. OH, s. IN, s. IA, and e. KS south to n. peninsular FL and c. and se. TX. In KS, OK, and TX, post oak is one of the trees that forms the Prairie boundary.
ID notes:Fall color of Quercus stellata is rusty orange.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: There is no question of the distinctness of Q. margaretiae from Q. stellata. See Q. similis.
Synonymy: = Ar, C, Fl2, FNA3, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, WV; = Quercus stellata Wangenh. var. stellata – F, GrPl; = Quercus villosa Walter; < Quercus stellata Wangenh.