One of the ◼︎ red oaks.

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

Native to central, eastern and southeastern 🇺🇸 USA.   🌎︎ Map (.pdf).   🌳︎ District tree of the District of Columbia.

In this area:

due to possible infestation by oak wilt disease (OWD)  Bretziella fagacearum.

Quercus hosts caterpillars of 534 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.
  This plant is also known to be a host for (in areas where invasive) 🐝︎ spotted lanternfly (SLF)  Lycorma delicatula.

Has spectacular deep red fall color.

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.

Learn more about ◼︎ scarlet oak Quercus coccinea

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