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Quercus robur

English Oak
Fagaceae
Deciduous, Trees

QUERCUS

Appearance and hardiness of Oaks vary widely, but all produce acorns preceded by inconspicuous flowers. Single nuts are more or less enclosed in a cuplike cap covered with many closely set scales. In some species, the acorns are edible,with a sweet flavor. Some oaks are widely planted over large areas, while others have a limited range

Quercus robur

Fairly fast grower to 50–60 ft. tall, 30 ft.wide,with rather short trunk and very wide, open head.Dark green, 3–4Í-in.-long, 2–3-in.- wide leaves with three to seven pairs of rounded lobes. Leaves hold until late fall without much color change.Acorns are 1– 1/2 in. long, varying in shape from oval to oblong, coming to an abrupt point at tip; covered by up to one-third in velvety, bowl-shaped cap.

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