Quercus incana Bartram. Phen: Apr; Sep-Nov (of the second year). Hab: Sandhills, primarily in somewhat loamier textured, submesic soils, inland from the Coastal Plain on coarse sandy alluvium or upland ridges over quartzite or other acidic rocks. Dist: Primarily a species of the Southeastern Coastal Plain, but rarely extending inland into the Piedmont (especially on coarse sandy alluvium): se. VA south to c. peninsular FL and west to e. TX, sw. AR, and se. OK.
ID notes: This oak is recognizable even at a distance by its bluish color.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Synonymy: = Ar, F, Fl2, FNA3, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, RAB, Va, WH3, Hunt (1990); = Quercus cinerea Michx. – C, G, S; ? Quercus humilis Walter