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Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

Field Guide Overview

Dominant Flora of the Ground Cover in Pine Forests of the Apalachicola National Forest

Genus/Species Quercus pumila Common Name Running Oak
Family FAGACEAE Acronym RUOA

Shrubs 1-2 m tall, leaves with pale gray hairs on lower surface, petiole of leaf blade hairy, generally not toothed, edges rolled under; buds at tip of twigs, 3-5 mm long, ovoid-conic with a point.