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Quercus velutina



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Quercus velutina
Black oak

The stout, shiny yellowish-brown stems have a slight greenish cast and are fairly heavily dotted with prominent light gray-tan lenticels. The young stems of this species may be lightly pubescent early in the first part of the season becoming glabrous as they mature. The stems contain a yellow dye that can be seen when they are scratched open. Although some of the old identification keys indicate that chewing of the twigs turns the saliva yellow, I find few of my students willing to check out this feature!

 
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