A large white Oak species with a twisted growth habit to the trunk. Grows in real swampy areas.
Quercus lyrata (overcup oak), Fagaceae, Canopy Tree, 0 to 800 feet, blooms Mar-Apr
Species from Southeastern North America
Common name: Overcup Oak
Photographed in Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Pulaski County, Arkansas
Quercus lyrata (overcup oak) is an oak in the white oak group (Quercus sect. Quercus). It is native to lowland wetlands in the southeastern United States, from Delaware and southern Illinois south to northern Florida and southeast Texas.