Also called pedunculate oak and 🇫🇷 French oak.  One of the ◼︎ white oaks.

Part of oak  genus Quercus in beech / oak  family Fagaceae in bayberry / beech / birch / oak / walnut  order Fagales.

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

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.

On a list as having leaves and acorns ☠︎ toxic [?] to humans, although many cultures process acorns to remove their toxicity, making acorns an important staple food.

This plant is also known to be a host for (in areas where invasive) 🐝︎ spotted lanternfly (SLF)  Lycorma delicatula.

Planting info (SW Michigan) (.pdf).

Learn more about 🇬🇧 English oak Quercus robur

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