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Quercus similis Ashe. Subgenus: Quercus. Section: Quercus. Subsection: Stellatae. Swamp Post Oak, Delta Oak. 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.

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: FACW

Heliophily: 4

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image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷
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