Blackjack Oak Quercus marilandica Muenchhausen    
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Fagales   >   Family Fagaceae   >   Genus Quercus   

Status:

Grows in dry, sandy, or shaly soils, of the Coastal Plain and Piedmont; frequent on serpentine barrens (Brown and Brown, 1972).

Distributed from Iowa east to New Jersey and Long Island, New York, south to Florida, west to Texas, and north to Nebraska. Blackjack Oak is considered a pioneer species (Stein, et al., 2003).

Description:

Blackjack Oak belongs to the Red Oak group. A small or medium-sized tree, slow-growing and short-lived. Leaves have 3 to 5 broad lobes above the middle and are narrow at base.

Where to find:

Blackjack Oak can be easily observed along the trails at Soldier's Delight in Baltimore County.

There are 159 records in the project database.

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Blackjack Oak in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/10/2018). Photo by Dwight Johnson. (MBP list)

The leaves of Blackjack Oak in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/23/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Blackjack Oak in Cecil Co., Maryland (6/23/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Blackjack Oak in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/29/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

A Blackjack Oak in Howard Co., Maryland (6/3/2013). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

Blackjack Oak in Howard Co., Maryland (4/23/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

A Blackjack Oak trunk in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/23/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Young Blackjack Oak leaves in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/5/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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