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Characteristics   about fruits, stems (or       clear and succinct.        distract from the         highlight important or
 and Features     bark) and leaves.                                        presentation or is        useful generalities.
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Example: Pin Oak -Quercus palustris
Pin Oak Taxonomy

Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)
Phylum: Magnoliophyta (Angiosperms)
Class: Rosopsida (Eudicot)
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae (Beech)
Genus: Quercus (Oak)
Specie: Quercus palustris (Pin Oak)
  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (Angiosperms)




   The flowers, which are the reproductive organs of flowering plants, are the
most remarkable feature distinguishing them from other seed plants. Flowers
aid angiosperms by enabling a wider range of adaptability and broadening the
ecological niches open to them. This has allowed flowering plants to largely
dominate terrestrial ecosystems.
   Class: Rosopsida (Eudicot)




           Pin Oak flowering



Eudicots and Eudicotyledons are terms introduced by Doyle & Hotton (1991)
to refer to a monophyletic group of flowering plants that had been called
tricolpates or non-Magnoliid dicots by previous authors. The term means,
literally, "true dicotyledons" as it contains the majority of plants that have been
considered dicotyledons and have typical dicotyledonous characters. The term
"eudicots" has been widely adopted to refer to one of the two largest clades of
angiosperms (constituting >70% of all angiosperms), monocots being the other.
        General Characteristics


         Pin oak is a moderately large tree with normal heights ranging
from 70 to 90 feet with diameters between 2 and 3 feet. Trees reaching
120 feet tall with 5-foot diameters are occasionally encountered on good
sites. The bark of this tree is smooth, reddish to grayish-brown during
the juvenile period, becoming darker and shallowly fissured as the tree
growth slows with age. The lower branches of pin oak are prostrate to
descending, with smooth, slender, reddish-brown twigs. Clusters of
pointed buds are located at the tips of twigs. Three to five inch alternate
leaves have 5 to 7 points or lobes with bristled tips and U-shaped
sinuses. The leaves change in color from a dark green to a deep scarlet
red in fall. The leaves are deciduous but will usually persist on the tree
into winter.
They love the swamp!
-The pin oak tree can typically be found in swampy, low lands of forested areas. It
is very common to see it in seasonal standing water where no other oaks are
growing.
-It likes acidic soil which is common in the swampy spots of the forest.
Identification
-Pin oaks are easy to spot. The bark is relatively thin and does not have deep
furrows like burr oak, or black oak. Sometimes it almost looks like a pin oak is
growing right out of its bark.
Identification (cont.)
-The lower branches are often a
tangled mess. They tend to die off
as the tree grows taller, especially
in a wooded area.
-The lower branches grow in a
downward direction any way so as
they die (due to lack of light) it
looks like they are surrounding the
trunk. The middle branches grow
horizontally while the upper
branches grow in an upward
direction.
The leaves of the pin oak tree
-The leaves of the pin oak tree
are similar to the scarlet oak,
except a little smaller. The pin
oak leaf also has a "U-shaped"
sinus (or area between the
"fingers", or lobes).
How it got its name
-One might think that the pin oak gets it name from the
"pinny" appearance of the leaves and branches. Actually
the name comes from the practice years ago of "pinning
together" the timbers of a barn. The tough and resilient
branches of this tree worked nicely for this task.
Pin Oak Fruit:
(Acorns)




   An acorn (nut) matures at
the end of the second growing
season after flowering. Acorns
are dispersed from September
to early December.
                       Pin Oak Wood




The wood is generally marketed as red oak, but is of significantly
inferior quality, being somewhat weaker, often with many small
knots. The wood is hard and heavy and is used in general
construction and for firewood.
Autumn Colors
Pin oak acorns are an important food for mallards and wood ducks during their
fall migration. Pin and other bottom-land oaks are the primary tree species in
bottom-land duck-hunting areas (greentree reservoirs) that are artificially flooded
during the fall and winter to attract migrating waterfowl. Pin oak acorns are also
an important food for deer, squirrels, turkeys, woodpeckers, and blue jays.
The End
 Period 1: Plant Examples

Plant             Student   Plant               Student
Climbing Fern               Sycamore Tree
Cat-tail moss               American Beech
Ginkgo Biloba               Gray Birch
Tamarack Tree               White Birch
White Pine                  Linden Tree
Red Wood Tree               Black Locust
Sequoia Tree                Sassafras Tree
Balsam Fir Tree             Weeping Willow
Douglas Fir                 American Chestnut

Coconut Palm                Regal Elm Tree
Sugar Maple                 White Ash
Silver Maple                Scarlet Oak
Norway Maple                Charter Oak
 Period 7: Plant Examples

Plant             Student   Plant               Student
Climbing Fern               Sycamore Tree
Cat-tail moss               American Beech
Ginkgo Biloba               Gray Birch
Tamarack Tree               White Birch
White Pine                  Linden Tree
Red Wood Tree               Black Locust
Sequoia Tree                Sassafras Tree
Balsam Fir Tree             Weeping Willow
Douglas Fir                 American Chestnut

Coconut Palm                Regal Elm Tree
Sugar Maple                 White Ash
Silver Maple                Scarlet Oak
Norway Maple                Charter Oak

				
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