Tall tree of southern swamp forests; leaves similar to red oak (Q. rubra) with deep, narrow sinuses extending 3/4 of the distance to the midvein; winter buds gray-brown (not red).
Status and Rank
- State Status: SC
- State Rank: S2
- Global Rank: G5
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Natural Community Types
Red oak, red maple, basswood, red ash, bur oak, and hawthorn.
Discovered relatively recently in Michigan, this species merits substantial status surveys in southern Lower Michigan. Where found, it would likely benefit from maintenance of the forest canopy and carefully planned prescribed burns and selective thinning of weedy tree species. Seedlings and saplings likely require adequate sunlight for establishment, growth, and recruitment.
General Survey Guidelines
Random meander search covers areas that appear likely to have rare taxa, based on habitat and the judgment of the investigator.
- Meander search
Survey Period: From first week of September to fourth week of October
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