Quercus robur English oak Fagaceae QURO*; Bx pb; Q, a; NY; ct, ro (1)

   

Quercus robur.forestryimages.org. (Accessed 7/2014).

Quercus robur.forestryimages.org. (Accessed 7/2014).

Quercus robur is a tree in white oak group. Bark deeply furrowed, blackish. 

Leaves alternate, small to 12 cm long, 6 cm wide with rounded lobes, widest above middle, but usually narrower than native oaks; leaf base lobed; stays green into Nov.-Dec, long after native oaks are brown or leaves fallen. 

Flowers monoecious, males in catkins.

Fruit acorns to 5 cm, cap covers 1/3 nut, stalks to 10 cm (the only other long stalked acorns are Q. bicolor)

 Wetland status: NL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. Rarely escaping in NYC.  

Origin: Europe.