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Plant Name:

Live Oak

Scientific Name:

Quercus virginiana


Live Oak is an evergreen oak tree with a broad, spreading canopy and leathery, dark green leaves.


Coastal plains, forests, woodlands


Live Oak provides habitat and food for a variety of wildlife species, including birds and small mammals. It also serves as a host plant for the larvae of certain butterflies, such as the Gray Hairstreak and the Horace's Duskywing.

Growing Conditions:

Live Oak prefers well-drained soils and full sun.


Live Oak is often used in landscaping for its shade and ornamental value. It is also used for its strong wood in construction and furniture making.

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Fun Facts:

Live Oak is a symbol of strength and endurance, and it is the state tree of Georgia.

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