One of the red oaks.   Part of oak  genus Quercus and beech / oak  family Fagaceae and bayberry / beech / birch / oak / walnut  order Fagales.

Native to midwestern and upper-south North America.

In this area:

due to possible infestation by oak wilt disease  Bretziella fagacearum.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Quercus hosts caterpillars of 534 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

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