Quercus minima

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Dwarf live oak
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Section: Quercus
Series: Virentes
Species: Q. minima
Binomial name
Quercus minima
(Sarg.) Small

Quercus minima, the dwarf live oak, is a rhizomatous oak tree. Growth is shrub-like, commonly forming extensive cloned colonies. Leaves are alternate, simple, and entire or with irregular teeth or lobes. Lobes, when present, are usually spine tipped. Leaves are retained through the winter, dropping just before or as new growth resumes in late winter or early spring. It is native to the southeastern United States from Louisiana (possibly Texas[1]) eastward to Florida and Northward along the coastal plain to Virginia.[2]


  1. ^ "Quercus minima". http://www.efloras.org. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  2. ^ "Quercus minima (Sarg.) Small dwarf live oak". United States Department of Education. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
Quercus minima leaves