Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Quercus ilicifolia Wangenheim. Bear Oak, Scrub Oak. Phen: Late Apr-Jun; Aug (of the second year). Hab: Xeric soils in ridges in the Mountains and monadnocks in the upper Piedmont, pine-oak / heath woodlands, shale barrens, other dry and acidic sites. Dist: Primarily Appalachian: s. ME south to w. VA, w. NC, and e. KY.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = C, F, FNA3, G, K1, K3, K4, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Va, W, WV

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image of plant© J.W. Hardin
image of plant© J.W. Hardin