Craig's Mill Trail
Chesterfield, SC

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Leaf: Alternate, simple, evergreen, leathery, 2 to 5 inches long, oblong or elliptical in shape with an entire or spiny and revolute margin. The upper surface is lustrous, the lower is pale and pubescent. Generally, not bristle-tipped.

Flower: Staminate flowers borne on catkins. Pistillate flowers borne on spikes. Appearing March through May.

Fruit: Acorns are in clusters of 3 to 5, maturing in one season. The nut is dark in color, 3/4 inch long and covered 1/3 by the cap. The cap is bowl-shaped and warty, termed "turbinate" by Harlow et al. Maturing in September of the first year.

Twig: Slender, gray and pubescent, with small, blunt, multiple terminal buds.

Bark: Rapidly developing red-brown furrows with small surface scales. Later, becoming black and very blocky.

Form: A medium-sized tree that can grow to massive proportions. Open-grown trees develop a huge rounded crown. The largest crowns may be 150 feet across.





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