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Fagaceae -- Beech family

    J. D. Solomon

    Overcup oak (Quercus lyrata), also called swamp post oak,  swamp white oak, and water white oak, is quite tolerant of  flooding and grows slowly on poorly drained flood plains and  swamp lands of the Southeastern United States. It may take 30  years before overcup oak produces acorns. Wildlife use them as  food. The quality of the lumber varies greatly and the wood may  check and warp during seasoning. It is cut and sold as white oak.


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J. D. Solomon

Source: Silvics of North America

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