Taxon: Quercus rubra L.

Genus: Quercus
Family: Fagaceae
Subfamily: Fagoideae
Nomen number: 30744
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:996. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 17-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-Oct-2007
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 11 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: shade/shelter (fide AH 519)
  • Materials: wood (source of timber in Europe fide F Eur ed2; Ency WTimber)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury, as Quercus rubra var. borealis)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, District of Columbia

  • Cultivated


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  • Czerepanov, S. K. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). 1995 (L USSR)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  • Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin World checklist and bibliography of Fagales. 1998 (L Fagales)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Important forest trees of the United States. 1978 (AH 519)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  • Munro, D. B. Canadian poisonous plants information system (on-line resource). (Can Poison Pl)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea, ed. 2. (F Eur ed2)


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