Also called pedunculate oak and French oak.  One of the white oaks.   Part of oak  genus Quercus and beech / oak  family Fagaceae.

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 they used.

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