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Quercus georgiana M.A. Curtis. Subgenus: Quercus. Section: Lobatae. Subsection: Phellos. Georgia Oak. Phen: Apr; Sep-Oct (of the second year). Hab: Dry slopes, ridges, and bluffs, mainly over granite and quartzite. Dist: Sc. NC south and west through GA to c. AL; the NC population discovered by David Campbell in 2010 (pers.comm., specimens at NCU and UNCC).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Other Comments: This small tree conspicuously retains tawny dry leaves through the winter, reminiscent of Acer leucoderme, Acer floridanum, and young Fagus grandifolia.

Synonymy: = FNA3, K1, K3, K4, RAB, S, S13

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Heliophily: 8

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Quercus georgiana, Stone Mountain, Stone Mountain Park, DeKalb County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: quercus georgiana, stone mountain, stone mountain park, dekalb county, georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Quercus georgiana, Gneiss Outcrop, Rock Chapel II Park, DeKalb County Parks and Recreation, DeKalb County, Georgia 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷

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