Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Quercus rubra Linnaeus var. ambigua (A. Gray) Fernald. Gray Oak. Phen: May; Sep-Oct (of the second year). Hab: Forests on ridges, slopes, and coves, mostly at over 1000 meters elevation. Dist: Fairly widespread in ne. North America south to PA, and in the Appalachians to w. NC, nw. SC, and n. GA.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = K1, Mi; = Quercus borealis – S; = Quercus borealis var. borealis – G, GrPl; = Quercus rubra var. borealis – F, FNA3, RAB, WV; < Quercus rubra – C, Il, K3, K4, Mo3, NE, NY, Pa, Tn, Va, W

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image of plant© Alan Weakley source
image of plant© Alan Weakley source