Quercus spp.
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Quercus spp.


  family fagaceae 
  genus quercus 

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Genus  Quercus Species  spp. Variety  Cultivar  Common names  oak Family  FAGACEAE Specimen number  S8401 Data source  ColorNat p21;BtrflyCa p187
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Quercus spp. is a host plant for the propertius duskywing butterfly. The acorns of Oak as well as the bark and the gallnuts have been used in traditional fabric dyeing. A range of possible colors can be produced by this plant including tan, dark brown, golden brown, purplish brown, tan, orange and brown. Fabrics traditionally dyed with this plant include: wool, silk. (The mordants used for fixing the dye include: chrome, iron, none, alum.)
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Erynnis propertius (propertius duskywing butterfly) Attracts butterflies  yes Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Acorns   Bark   Gallnuts Dye color  tan,dark brown,golden brown,purplish brown,tan,orange,brown
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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