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Plant Name:

Black Oak

Scientific Name:

Quercus velutina


Black Oak is a large deciduous tree with dark green leaves and acorns that are a food source for wildlife.


Forests, woodlands, open areas


The acorns of Black Oak are an important food source for various wildlife species, including birds, mammals, and insects. The tree also provides nesting sites and cover for birds and other wildlife.

Growing Conditions:

Thrives in well-drained soil in full sun.


Black Oak wood is used for lumber, flooring, furniture, and other woodworking projects. The tree has cultural significance and is valued for its wildlife habitat and ecological benefits.

(please exercise caution and consult additional sources or experts before consuming any vegetation):


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Fun Facts:

Black Oak is also known as "Eastern Black Oak".

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