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Quercus nigraQuercus nigra

water oak

Photograph(s) by*: PLANTS LA

Characteristics

Height: 50-80'
Flowers: Apr.-May;
Fruit: Oct.-Oct.; black; nut/nut-like
Fall color: green persists late

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 4.8-5.8
Soil type: Clay Loamy

Habitat

mixed upland woods, bottomlands, hammocks and old fields

Native to

Region: Coastal *
States: MD

Wildlife

Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *

Notes

acorns food for wildlife



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/481.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004