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Red Oak
Quercus rubra
Common name
Red Oak
Scientific name
Quercus rubra
Ithan Valley Park GPS
40 00.739N, 75 21.336W
Native range
Northeastern US and Southeast Canada
Alternate. 4.5 to 8.5” long with 7 to 11 lobes. When fully
grown leaves are normally dark green, can be a yellow
green. In autumn leaves turn a rich red, sometimes brown
Pistillate flowers are solitary or occur in two- to manyflowered spikes that develop in the axils of the current year's
On young stems, smooth; older bark develops wide, flattopped ridges and shallow furrows. The shallow furrows
form a pattern resembling ski tracts.
Additional Information
The fruit is an acorn that occurs singly or in clusters of from
two to five, is partially enclosed by a scaly cup, and matures
in 2 years