Found in the pine savanna region. All individuals were near each other, suggesting common lineage
Approximately 75 feet tall, grey-brown bark with medium furrows. Leaves alternate, simple with 5-7 lobes; sinuses not deeply notched. Large, distinctive acorns with caps nearly enclosing nuts.
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.