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Quercus lyrata Walter. Overcup Oak. Phen: Mar-May; Sep-Oct (of the same year). Hab: Seasonally rather deeply and frequently flooded soils of floodplains of the Coastal Plain, less commonly in seasonally flooded swamps in Triassic basins in the lower Piedmont, and rarely in upland depression swamps of the Piedmont (developed over clays weathered from mafic rocks) and Coastal Plain. Dist: Primarily a species of the Southeastern Coastal Plain: DE south to Panhandle FL, west to e. TX and se. OK, north in the inland to w. TN, s. IN, s. IL, and se. MO.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: Of our oaks, Q. lyrata tolerates the wettest habitats, both in terms of depth and duration of flooding.

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, Fl2, FNA3, G, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, WH3

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
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