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| Overcup Oak, Swamp Post Oak, Swamp White Oak, Water White Oak|
Fagaceae (white oak group)
Overcup Oak grows in wet, oxygen-deficient soils like swamps and river bottoms in the eastern part of the state, in acid sands, sandy loams or clays. Its leaves are dark green on top and light and hairy beneath, and 3 to 6 inches wide. In fall they turn a rich yellow brown and fall earlier than other oaks. Its bark resembles that of White Oak, Q. alba.
Plant Habit or Use: medium tree large tree
Flower Color: catkins to 2 in. long
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: acorn with large cap that covers most of the nut
Height: to 90 ft.
Width: to 90 ft.
Plant Character: deciduous
Heat Tolerance: high
Water Requirements: water or bog
Soil Requirements: acid