Swamp Chestnut Oak

Quercus michauxii

This species is native to wetlands in the southern and central United States. Typically growing up to 20 m in height, this oak produces acorns that are 2-4 cm long and mature in the fall about 6 months after pollination. This species is sometimes called Cow Oak because cows love to eat its large, sweet acorns.
Habitat:
Bottomlands and floodplains.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing to 30 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Mid-spring.
Longevity:
Moderate.
Presence in US:
AL AR DE FL GA IL IN KY LA MD MO MS NC NJ OK SC TN TX VA