Maine to Florida, west to Minnesota and Texas
Black Oak reaches 50-60 feet in height with an irregularly shaped crown. The bark is nearly black on old trunks and deeply furrowed vertically, with many horizontal breaks
Grows best in dry rocky woods, good indicator of soil conditions
Grows extremely well in dry rocky slopes and woods
Dark green in summer. Largest leaf and small sinuses; pointed apices, oblong-ovate.
ID factor in winter, extremely pubescent, pointed, angular buds, usually 5-sided
Furrowed and nearly black in color; however inner bark is bright yellow or orange.
Insignificant, yellow-green, blooms in April.