Also called bear oak.  One of the red oaks.

Native to 🇺🇸 USA 🗻︎ Appalachia and New England.

In this area:

due to possible infestation by oak wilt disease Bretziella fagacearum.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
Quercus hosts caterpillars of 452 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

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