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Sawtooth Oak (Quercus acutissima Carruthers)

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Sawtooth Oak


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.

Range - Expand

Introduced or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.

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