Quercus laevis

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Quercus laevis
Quercus laevis PH 2015-10.JPG
Photo by Kevin Robertson
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Tracheophyta- Vascular plants
Class: Magnoliopsida - Dicotyledons
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Species: Q. laevis
Binomial name
Quercus laevis
Quer laev dist.jpg
Natural range of Quercus laevis from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common name: Turkey oak

Taxonomic notes

Synonym: Quercus catesbaei Michaux


A description of Quercus laevis is provided in The Flora of North America.




Quercus laevis is restricted to native groundcover with a statistical affinity in upland pinelands of South Georgia. [1]

Seed dispersal

This species is thought to be dispersed by gravity. [2]

Conservation and management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. Ostertag, T.E., and K.M. Robertson. 2007. A comparison of native versus old-field vegetation in upland pinelands managed with frequent fire, South Georgia, USA. Pages 109–120 in R.E. Masters and K.E.M. Galley (eds.). Proceedings of the 23rd Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference: Fire in Grassland and Shrubland Ecosystems.
  2. Kirkman, L. Katherine. Unpublished database of seed dispersal mode of plants found in Coastal Plain longleaf pine-grasslands of the Jones Ecological Research Center, Georgia.