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Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina

Bluejack Oak (Quercus incana)

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Bluejack Oak (Quercus incana) leaves

Bluejack Oak is a small tree typical of the Sandhills region of North Carolina, though it also grows in dry, sandy areas elsewhere in the Coastal Plain and (very rarely) in the southern Piedmont.

Carteret Co., NC 8/27/06.

Bluejack Oak (Quercus incana) leaves

The leaves are slightly similar to those of Willow Oak (Q. phellos), but are wider, white-hairy beneath, and bluish-green above.

Moore Co., NC 6/18/05.

Bluejack Oak (Quercus incana) bark

The bark is rough and blocky, even on young trees.

Carteret Co., NC 8/27/06.

More information:
Noble Foundation
Trees of the Maritime Forest

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