Shumard Oak Quercus shumardii BuckleyThreatened (MD)  -  S2 (State rare)Synonyms: Quercus schneckii,  Shumard's Oak.

Status:

Shumard Oak approaches its northern limit here in Maryland, where it is listed as state rare (S2) and threatened. It is one of the larger red oaks, a lowland species found in well-drained soils along waterways on the Atlantic Coastal Plain.

Relationships:

Host plant to the Buck Moth (Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants).

There are 15 records in the project database.

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Shumard Oak in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/11/2012). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

The leaves of a Shumard Oak in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/17/2014). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

Shumard Oak leaf in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/5/2017). This is one of the more distinctive, long and broad, examples of the leaves of this species. Note the many lateral lobes, which are especially broad towards the tips, ending in multiple bristles, and the sinuses that are long and deeply U-shaped. 6 inches long, 5-1/2 inches broad. Photo by Jane Hill. (MBP list)

The state champion Shumard Oak (leaf and trunk) in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/4/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Shumard Oak (crown) in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/27/2013). Photo by Jane Hill. (MBP list)

The bark of a Shumard Oak in Henderson Co., Texas (9/25/2012). Photo by Sonnia Hill. (MBP list)

The trunk of a Shumard Oak in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/27/2013). Photo by Jane Hill. (MBP list)

The state champion Shumard Oak (trunk) in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/4/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

The state champion Shumard Oak in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/4/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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