Bear Oak Quercus ilicifolia Wangerheim  Synonyms: Scrub oak.

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Host plant for various butterfly species including Edwards' Hairstreak, Banded Hairstreak, and Sleepy Duskywing.

Host plant for various moth species including the Buck Moth (Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants).

There are 48 records in the project database.

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Bear Oak (leaves) in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/19/2012). Photo by Jane Hill. (MBP list)

Bear Oak in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/12/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Bear Oak in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/26/2016). Note characteristic white underside of leaf. Photo by Bill Hill. (MBP list)

Bear Oak in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/15/2019). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Bear Oak in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/8/2019). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Bear Oak in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/12/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Bear Oak in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/20/2018). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Bear Oak (acorn and acorn cups) in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/28/2014). Photo by Jane Hill. (MBP list)

Bear Oak in Garrett Co., Maryland (10/28/2018). Photo by Boyer and McDowell. (MBP list)

Bear Oak in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (12/26/2018). Photo by Matt Grey. (MBP list)


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