Oak, Overcup 1-0 (Quercus lyrata)
Overcup Oak is in the white oak family and can grow to heights of 60 to 100 feet. They are often a short trunk, open and have an irregular crown. They grow well in bottoms near streams and rivers; they can also tolerate flood waters. Overcup Oak blooms in the spring with male and female flowers. The tree will start to produce acorns within 25 to 30 years; with a good crop every 3 to 4 years. Overcup Oak is planted to improve riparian restoration and for wildlife enhancement. The acorns are desired by deer, ducks, turkey and small mammals.