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Spanish Oak
Quercus falcata

This medium-sized oak is native to the southeastern United States. Adult trees usually grow 25-30 m in height and have characteristic leaves with rounded bases, resembling an inverted bell in shape. The leaves are shiny dark green above and rust-colored and fuzzy below. The common name Spanish Oak might refer to the occurrence of this species in areas of former Spanish colonies.

Habitat:Dry uplands.
Growth Habit:Deciduous tree, growing to 30 m.
Bloom Time:Mid-spring.
Longevity:Long-lived.
Presence in US:AL AR DC DE FL GA IL IN KY LA MD MO MS NC NJ OH OK PA SC TN TX VA WV
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