Bluejack Oak
Quercus incona Bartram
Fagaceae (Beech) Family

The Bluejack is sometimes called the Upland Willow Oak. It is a small, often scrubby tree, rarely attaining a height of about 30 feet and a trunk diameter of 10 inches. Generally it is much smaller, hardly more than a large shrub. Along with the Blackjack, Turkey, and Dwarf Post oaks, it occupies the poorer and drier sandy soils of the coastal plain. Its wood makes an excellent fuel but otherwise it has no particular value.

The leaves are narrowly elliptic, often somewhat broadest about the middle, entire, abruptly bristle-pointed at the tip, and usually wedge-shaped at the base. They are 2 to 4 inches long and from 1/4 to 3/4 inch wide. The upper surface is grayish-green; the lower, densely white-wooly.

The acorns are about 3/8 of an inch long, nearly globular, grayish-brown, striate, and more or less downy. The small acorns provide food for wild turkeys, squirrels, and other forms of wildlife.

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