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Sawtooth Oak (Quercus acutissima Carruthers)

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Sawtooth Oak
Photo © Ken Kneidel, Public Domain.


A somewhat atypical-looking oak, this tree is named for its leaves with regularly-toothed leaves. It also has a distinctive acorn with a wide cap covered in coarse, curvy bristles. Native to East Asia, this plant has been widely planted as a street tree and landscaping plant in North America, and has become established in the wild in numerous scattered locations.

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This map is based on our research. We have checked its accuracy to Level 3 ecoregions. Although this plant occurs somewhere in each of these regions, it may only occur in a small part of some or all of them.

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Photo © Ken Kneidel, Public Domain.