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This genus includes trees and shrubs with alternate and simple leaves that may be lobed or unlobed. This genus is quite dominant in the Appalachian area. There is a terminal bud usually surrounded by a cluster of axillary buds with at least 6 scales. The pith is star shaped and the fruit is a nut partially covered by a scaled cap; the acorn. Often the genus is divided by the characteristics of red oaks and white oaks.
Plants in Genus:
|Quercus illicifolia||Quercus rubra||-||-|