Bastard Oak

Bastard OakLacey Oak

Rock Oak, Canyon Oak, Mountain Oak, Smoky Oak, Bastard Oak

Quercus laceyi Small

Whole plant

Family : Fagaceae

Longevity : Perennial

Origin : Native

Season : Cool

Lacey Oak can be found growing in limestone and rocky soils of the Edwards Plateau and South Texas Plains. This tree can reach a height of 45 feet and the trunk can have a diameter of 1 1/2 feet, or it can be a short shrub. The leaves are 2 to 5 inches long, 3/4 to 2 inches wide, and have wavy to slightly lobed margins. Lacey Oak blooms in the spring and has acorns in the fall. The acorns are usually found in clusters of 1 to 3, each having a cap covering one fourth to one half of its length and measuring 1/4 to 1/2 inch in width. Lacey Oak leaves are eaten by white-tailed deer and livestock and the acorns are eaten by white-tailed deer, small mammals, and some birds.

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