Native Trees of Indiana
River Walk


Overcup Oak

Quercus lyrata



Natural range is green.


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A white oak type and a fairly rare tree of wet swampy areas, it is tolerant of flooding. In Indiana, its natural range is exclusively in the southwest. Leaves are downy on the lower surface, with 3 to 5 pairs of rounded lobes. The lower branches of the tree are upswept. The cap has a ragged rim and nearly encloses the acorn. Many wildlife species use Overcup Oak as food.


Inventory No. 2554