scrub oak

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scrub oak

n.
Any of several oaks that form shrubby thickets, especially Quercus ilicifolia of eastern North America or Q. dumosa of western North America.
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Noun1.scrub oak - any of various chiefly American small shrubby oaks often a dominant form on thin dry soils sometimes forming dense thicketsscrub oak - any of various chiefly American small shrubby oaks often a dominant form on thin dry soils sometimes forming dense thickets
oak tree, oak - a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves; "great oaks grow from little acorns"
bear oak, Quercus ilicifolia - shrubby oak of southeastern United States usually forming dense thickets
blackjack, blackjack oak, jack oak, Quercus marilandica - a common scrubby deciduous tree of central and southeastern United States having dark bark and broad three-lobed (club-shaped) leaves; tends to form dense thickets
myrtle oak, Quercus myrtifolia, seaside scrub oak - small evergreen shrub or tree of southeastern United States; often forms almost impenetrable thickets in sandy coastal areas
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Both road and stream wound up through a valley dense with scrub oak and fir.
As I crouched in a patch of scrub oaks, Marty worked his cow calls about 40 yards behind me.
Colorado's Western Slope is home to the Grand Mesa, the world's largest flat top mountain, where vibrant scrub oaks contrast with shimmering aspens along the Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway.
The bay was completely developed now, with a shopping list of water toys and accessories secured for the season, replacing the jack pine and scrub oaks of days gone by.
Often prominent now are marble galls on oaks, especially young and scrub oaks.
1991) with pitch pines in the overstory and scrub oaks and other shrubs (primarily Ericaceae) in the understory.
The par-72 course, designed by Arthur Hills weaves through a terrain of ancient live oaks, coastal scrub oaks and open marsh, creating a one of a kind golf experience.
The Union Army mustered among a grove of scrub oaks, while Confederates gathered on an open hillside a couple hundred yards away.
Non-native eucalyptus trees lining Stage Coach Road are singed around their bases, and bare silhouettes of Catalina's scrub oaks dot gray hillsides.
But beneath the scrub oaks, fallen leaves held the rainwater in little cups.
As I approached my preselected stand location 3 hours later, four bucks burst from the palmettos and scrub oaks -- the big guy I'd seen earlier and three other bucks, exceptional by Florida standards.
Otherwise, palmettos, gallberries, and scrub oaks will crowd the open forest stands, becoming tinder for hot fires on dry summer days that can reach the tree crowns and kill the pines.