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Quercus nigra L.
Water oak

Quercus nigra
Copyright by: Susan Trammell

Family: Fagaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central United States.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website.

Other data on Quercus nigra available from :

Quercus nigra has been found in the following 14 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Recorded as Present in Error
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Present Native
Everglades National Park Recorded as Present in Error
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Koreshan State Historic Site Present Native
Loxahatchee River-Lake Worth Creek Aquatic Preserve Present Native
Pine Island Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
Tree Tops Park Present Native

Quercus nigra has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native

Quercus nigra has been found in the following 5 habitats :
Floodplain Forest
Mesic Flatwoods
Mesic Hammock
Prairie Hammock
Strand Swamp

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Quercus nigra
Copyright by: Susan Trammell
Quercus nigra
Copyright by: Steven W. Woodmansee
Quercus nigra
Copyright by: Steven W. Woodmansee