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English Oak Fact Sheet

Family:  Fagaceae - Beech family
Latin name:  Quercus robur
Common name:  English oak
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The pictures above show the summer habit of English oak (Quercus robur).

Photos of leaf attachment and mature acorns were taken in mid-September 2009.

Morton Arboretum accession information:
tree on left: 668-27*1 plt     FF-71/57-19

The leaves of the Quercus robur are lobed and have a very short stalk.

The base of the leaf is describe as "auricular" or ear-like.

Fruit: In July the acorn of the English oak is nearly all "cap". As it matures the acorn will lengthen and the cap will cover less than 1/3 of the nut.


Note ****

I photographed the tree below for several years while its tag indicated that it was

Quercus robur - English Oak

701-57*1 gr    D-105/75-00

The tag is now broken and only bears the location. This tree may be a hybrid.

Quercus robur - English oak - summer habit

Page Updated May 2013


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