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Swamp White Oak

Quercus bicolor

Description:

Swamp White Oak commonly grow to 15–20 m, sometimes to 30 m, the lateral branches relatively persistent (slow in self-pruning), with an open, irregularly shaped crown; bark dark gray, scaly or flat-ridged, often peeling off in large, ragged, papery curls. Leaves are deciduous, alternate, obovate to narrowly elliptic or narrowly obovate, (8–)12–18(–21) cm long, (4–)7–11(–16) cm wide, usually with regularly spaced, shallow, rounded teeth, or toothed in distal half only, or moderately to deeply lobed, upper surfaces dark green and glossy,

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DavidMroczkowski
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DavidMroczkowski

Michigan, USA

Spotted on Jun 25, 2012
Submitted on Jul 2, 2012

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