oblong, elliptic, obovate, oval
March, April, May, September, October, November
leaves are miniaturized versions of Q. stellate and form a “cross” shape and have stellate hairs on the undersides of the leaves. Often found growing with blue jack oak.
Provides a suitable habitat for wildlife species. Acorns provide food for turkeys and other game birds.
Understory or open-grown species on deep sandy and gravel soils in southern oak-pine forest types.