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Northwest Missouri State University

Water Oak

Quercus nigra

Southern New Jersey, south to Florida, Texas; Mississippi valley to southeastern Missouri and eastern Oklahoma. Leaves: Alternate, simple, variable size and shape, obovate, 3-lobed at apex or sometimes entire, rarely pinnately, 1 1/2 to 4" long, 1/2 to 2" wide. Fruit: Acorn, usually solitary, 1/2" long and wide, enclosed 1/3 in a broad, shallow, short-stalked cup with appressed scales. Round-topped tree, 50 to 80' high.

Trail Number: T6

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Summer '08 - Water Oak