Quercus coccinea

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Name and publication()

Quercus coccinea Münchh., Hausvater 5: 254 (1770).

Description()

Glycerin-preserved, dyed leaves of the scarlet oak (typically in shades of green, orange, yellow, and red) are sometimes encountered in potpourri. Leaves are glabrous or with minute tufts of star-shaped hairs in the vein-axils beneath, deeply 7-9 lobed, the lobes oblong or more often somewhat broadened, each with a bristle-tipped teeth or shallow lobes, with rounded sinuses, ca. 8-22 cm long x 5-16 cm wide.

Nativity and distribution()

Quercus coccinea is native to eastern and central North America.

Family()

Fagaceae