Some 600 species of evergreen and deciduous trees and some shrubs. Leaves alternate, short petioles, serrate or dentate or lobed, occasionally entire. Flowers monoecious (i.e., male and female flowers borne on the same plant); male flowers in pendulous catkins, female flowers solitary or in 2 to many-flowered spikes. Fruit an ovate or rounded nut (acorn). Native to North America to South America, Europe and Asia, temperate and subtropical zones, tropical at higher altitudes. Can you identify these eight Quercus species, six are common in private or public landscapes and two are native to Oregon?
Quercus: the Latin name