bur oak

(Quercus macrocarpa)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

bur oak

NatureServe

N5? - Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Wetland
Indicator
Status

Great Plains

FACU - Facultative upland

Midwest

FAC - Facultative

Northcentral & Northeast

FACU - Facultative upland


Identification

See Subordinate Taxa (below) for identifying information.


Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 28.

Comments

Bur oak is the most common oak and one of the most common trees in Minnesota. It is the official State Tree of Iowa.


Taxonomy

Family:

Fagaceae (beech)

 

Subfamily:

Fagoideae

 

Genus:

Quercus

 

Subgenus:

Quercus

 

Section:

Quercus (white oak)

 
Subordinate Taxa

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. depressa)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

blue oak

bur oak

mossy over-cup oak

scrub oak


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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  Trees with Don Leopold - bur oak
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Don Leopold demonstrates the characteristics of bur oak.

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Richard Weber, owner of Springhouse Gardens, talked about the Burr Oak during a Tree Walk hosted at The Lexington Cemetery. The Lexington Cemetery is home to more than 200 species of trees.

 
     

 

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