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

Native to the deep south of the 🇺🇸 USA, and parts of 🇲🇽 Mexico.

In this area:

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

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Quercus hosts caterpillars of 534 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Learn more about southern live oak Quercus virginiana

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