Quercus lyrata Walt. - Overcup Oak
Family - Fagaceae
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Flowering - April - May.
Habitat - Alluvial or wet ground in low swampy woods, stream valleys, bottoms, flood plain forests.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This species can be found mainly in southeastern Missouri but it is also found in a few other southern Missouri counties. The tree can be identified by its globose fruits. The cup of the fruit almost completely covers the nut inside.
Photographs taken in Lochapoka, AL., 9-22-04.