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Turkey oak
Quercus laevis
Fagaceae

Availability:
Available in Largo at Wilcox Nursery and Landscape (727-595-2073).
Nutritional Requirements:
Fruit:
Acorn.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides significant food and cover for wildlife. Larval host plant for Horace's dusky wing (Erynnis horactius), red-banded hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops) and white-M hairstreak (Parrhasius m-album) butterflies. The acorns are utilized by squirrels.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed.
Comments:
We are currently adding data for this species. If you would like to contribute to the development of this species account, please contact George Gann via the IRC staff page.


 


Keith A. Bradley
John Bradford
George D. Gann
Spring growth, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 2014
George D. Gann
Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 2014
George D. Gann
Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 2014