Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Quercus virginiana P. Miller. Live Oak. Phen: Apr; Sep-Nov (of the same year). Hab: Locally common to abundant in maritime forests and maritime scrub on barrier islands, more rarely inland (though regularly on the mainland from se. NC south, and extending substantially inland from s. SC south), sometimes in dry, fire-maintained habitats more usually occupied by Q. geminata, also planted (especially in the outer Coastal Plain). Dist: A Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic: se. VA south to s. FL and west to TX. Villaseñor (2016) lists Q. virginiana as also fairly widespread in Mexico (CHH, COA, NLE, SLP, TAM, VER).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, Fl2, FNA3, GW2, K1, K3, K4, Mex, NcTx, S, Va, WH3; > Quercus geminata – C, misapplied; > Quercus minima – Tx, misapplied; < Quercus virginiana – G, RAB; > Quercus virginiana – C, Tx; > Quercus virginiana var. maritima – F, misapplied; > Quercus virginiana var. virginiana – F

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