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How many types of live oak trees are there?

The nation's oak species are composed of approximately 58 trees and 12 shrubs. Among these species, there are more than 70 recognized hybrids (both natural and human designed). One of these unique species of oak is live oak. The scientific name for live oak is Quercus virginiana, officially named in 1768.

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Simply so, what kind of tree is a live oak?

The Quercus virginiana is also known as the Southern live oak tree. The live oak tree is a southern symbol of strength.

Beside above, why do they call them live oaks? The name live oak comes from the fact that evergreen oaks remain green and "live" throughout winter, when other oaks are dormant and leafless.

Subsequently, question is, how do I identify a live oak tree?

How Do You Identify a Live Oak

  1. Leaves. Live oak leaves grow along twigs usually.
  2. Flowers. Live oak flowers tend to be wind-pollinated.
  3. Acorns. This type of tree produces oblong, barrel-shaped acorns about ¾ to 1 inch long with a short point at the end.
  4. Bark & Twigs.
  5. Roots.
  6. Wood.

Where are live oaks native?

Range. Live oak can be found in the wild growing and reproducing on the lower coastal plain of the Gulf of Mexico and lower East Coast of the United States.

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