Quercus velutina
Black oak

Family: Beech (Fagaceae)

Lifespan: Perennial

Height: 15-24 m

Flower Color: N/A

Flower Size: N/A

Bloom Season: April-May

Fruit: N/A

Conditions: Dry upland sandy and rocky ridges and slopes, also on clay hillsides

Sunlight: Full sun

Moisture: Dry to moist

Easily distinguished by the yellow or orange inner bark, formerly a source of tannin, of medicine, and a dye for cloth. The peeled bark was dried, pounded to powder, and the dye sifted out.

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