Quercus laevis Walter. Phen: Apr; Sep-Oct (of the second year). Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, primarily in very xeric soils of deep sandy deposits (Carolina bay rims, old beach dunes, early Cenozoic deposits of the Sandhills Province), or inland from the Coastal Plain on dry ridges and slopes over quartzite or other acidic rock types. Dist: Essentially a Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic: se. VA south to s. FL and west to e. LA.
ID notes: The leaves turn an intense orange-red in the autumn (Nov).
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Synonymy: = C, F, Fl2, FNA3, G, K1, K3, K4, RAB, S, Va, WH3, Hunt (1990); = Quercus catesbaei Michx.