Memorial Union Trail

Overcup Oak – Quercus lyrata

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This medium-sized tree is closely related to bur oak. It gets its common name from the acorn cap

which almost completely encloses the acorn.  It transplants easily, grows fast and tolerates poor

soil conditions especially wet area. 

"The favorite of J.D. Baldridge"

Quercus-lyrata Quercus-lyrata