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Quercus nigra L.

Water oak

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderFagalesBirch, she-oak, beech, walnut, bayberry, others
FamilyFagaceaeBeech familhy
GenusQuercusLatin for “oak”
SpeciesnigraBlack, referring to the color of the seeds

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Quercus nigra description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Quercus nigra (water oak)

7/29/2023 · By Jacquelyn Boyt

Quercus nigra (water oak)

7/29/2023 · By Jacquelyn Boyt


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