Also called pedunculate oak and 🇫🇷 French oak.  One of the white oaks.   Part of oak  genus Quercus and beech / oak  family Fagaceae and bayberry / beech / birch / oak / walnut  order Fagales.

Native to all over 🇪🇺 Europe and into Asia.  Widely cultivated in temperate regions, it now lives wild in parts of 🇨🇳 China and North America. Invasive > in USA

With oak's strength and flexibility, Vikings built their ⛵︎ longships primarily (in many cases, entirely) of oak.  With this species native to almost everywhere they roamed, this is the species of wood they used.

Learn more about 🇬🇧 English oak Quercus robur

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