LAUREL OAK (Quercus spp. likely laurifolia)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: LAUREL OAK (Quercus spp. likely laurifolia)

There are dozens of native oaks in Florida. This particular oak was planted by a bird and has grown quickly and with a beautiful pyramid shape. It loses it leaves slowly in January as the new leaves appear so the tree is never completely bare. The portion hanging down is a catkin and it the male flower of the tree.

Learn about Florida Native Trees: http://flame.fl-dof.com/apps/trees.php

Native American Ethnobotany: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=quercus+laurifolia

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