Quercus laurifolia
Laurel Oak

Family: Fagaceae

Form: Semi-evergreen canopy tree, reaching 60-80’

Leaves: Simple, alternate or spirally arranged at tip, oblanceolate with obtuse apex, entire margins

Stem/Bark: Dark grayish to dark brown, furrowed

Flower: Monoecious; male catkins pendulous; female catkins axillary

Fruit: Acorn, rounded with shallow cup enclosing one-fourth

Comments: One of 25 oaks species native to Florida , frequently hybridizes with other Quercus species.