Quercus nigra

ClassificationDicots
FamilyFagaceae
Family (Traditional)Fagaceae
GenusQuercus
SpeciesQuercus nigra L.
Common Namewater oak
Growth Habittree
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous;Persistent; Habit: tree; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: ;0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf; Leaf Veination: Pinnate; Petiole Type: Petiolate; Leaf/Leaflet Shapes: Oblanceolate;Obovate;Spathulate; Leaf/Leaflet Margins: Lobed and Bristle-Toothed;Lobed and Entire;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Yellow; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 4.1
C value 4
StatusNative; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S2?] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Quercus aquatica var. hybrida Quercus aquatica var. hybrida
Quercus ludoviciana var. microcarpa Quercus x ludoviciana var. microcarpa
Quercus nigra var. tridentata Quercus nigra var. tridentata
Quercus nigra var. tridentifera Quercus nigra var. tridentifera

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bath (KY), Campbell (KY), Fayette (KY), Madison (KY), Marshall (KY), Wayne (KY), Bedford (TN), Benton (TN), Bradley (TN), Carroll (TN), Chester (TN), Coffee (TN), Davidson (TN), Decatur (TN), Dickson (TN), Dyer (TN), Fayette (TN), Franklin (TN), Gibson (TN), Giles (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardeman (TN), Hardin (TN), Haywood (TN), Henry (TN), Humphreys (TN), Knox (TN), Lauderdale (TN), Lawrence (TN), Lincoln (TN), Madison (TN), Marion (TN), Marshall (TN), Morgan (TN), Overton (TN), Perry (TN), Polk (TN), Rhea (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Sequatchie (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Sumner (TN), Warren (TN), Wayne (TN), Weakley (TN), Williamson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, KNK, MTSU, SWMT, TENN, UCHT, UOS, UTM

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1937 - 2009

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100466232 Bath Kentucky Kim Feeman
EKY
Quercus nigra
31234100466265 Madison Kentucky Dolores Reppert
EKY
Quercus nigra
31234100466273 Wayne Kentucky Mike Hardin
EKY
Quercus nigra
BEREA014746 Fayette Kentucky
BEREA
Quercus nigra
31973000013525 Marshall Kentucky
KNK
Quercus nigra
31973000013526 Marshall Kentucky
KNK
Quercus nigra
31973000013532 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081026 Madison Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081027 Madison Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081011 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081040 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081021 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081033 Perry Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081009 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0080996 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
31234100466240 Marshall Kentucky Timothy J. Weckman
EKY
Quercus nigra
31234100466257 Marshall Kentucky Timothy J. Weckman
EKY
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081023 Lauderdale Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081019 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081003 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081032 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0080989 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081028 Madison Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0080072 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081014 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081016 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081012 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081010 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081013 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081022 Lauderdale Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081029 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081005 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081036 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0080994 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081017 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081043 Weakley Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081004 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081002 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0082473 Marshall Kentucky
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081031 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0080992 Chester Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0080988 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0080998 Dyer Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081037 Sequatchie Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0080993 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081000 Dyer Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081025 Lincoln Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081042 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0080999 Dyer Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0080990 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081035 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081030 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081020 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081008 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081034 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0080995 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081024 Lawrence Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081018 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0080987 Benton Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0080997 Dyer Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081015 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081039 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081007 Gibson Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081006 Gibson Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081001 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0080991 Chester Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081038 Sequatchie Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
UCHT009804 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT009806 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT009794 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT009772 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT009803 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT009807 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT009787 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT009795 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT009771 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT009800 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT009798 Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT009775 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT009773 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT009799 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT009788 Perry Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT009781 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT009792 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
APSC0068704 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Quercus nigra
APSC0013465 Marshall Kentucky 09 Oct 1977 Edward Chester
APSC
Quercus nigra
APSC0013470 Hamilton Tennessee
APSC
Quercus nigra
APSC0013472 Henry Tennessee
APSC
Quercus nigra
APSC0013473 Coffee Tennessee 04 Jun 1984 Edward Chester
APSC
Quercus nigra
APSC0053219 Bradley Tennessee
APSC
Quercus nigra
APSC0013459 Stewart Tennessee 27 Sep 1970 Joe Schibig
APSC
Quercus nigra
APSC0013467 Henry Tennessee
APSC
Quercus nigra
APSC0024470 Marion Tennessee
APSC
Quercus nigra
APSC0013469 Carroll Tennessee
APSC
Quercus nigra
APSC0013468 Benton Tennessee
APSC
Quercus nigra
APSC0013460 Stewart Tennessee 14 Sep 1971
APSC
Quercus nigra
TENN-V-0081041 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Quercus nigra
UCHT009793 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT009776 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT009770 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT009780 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT009801 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT009777 Rhea Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT009783 Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT009802 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT009796 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT009805 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
APSC0095833 Perry Tennessee
APSC
Quercus nigra
APSC0099516 Franklin Tennessee
APSC
Quercus nigra
APSC0068709 Carroll Tennessee
APSC
Quercus nigra
HTTU035301 Overton Tennessee
HTTU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010158 Rutherford Tennessee 13 Nov 1988 Carolann Terceira
24
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010188 Dyer Tennessee 20 Oct 2000 Rebecca Frye
95
MTSU
Quercus nigra
APSC0013126 Dickson Tennessee
APSC
Quercus nigra
APSC0101464 Davidson Tennessee
APSC
Quercus nigra
APSC0068703 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Quercus nigra
APSC0013466 Hamilton Tennessee
APSC
Quercus nigra
APSC0050536 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Quercus nigra
APSC0013471 Overton Tennessee
APSC
Quercus nigra
APSC0013474 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Quercus nigra
HTTU033362 Marion Tennessee
HTTU
Quercus nigra
HTTU033367 Marion Tennessee
HTTU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010147 Rutherford Tennessee 12 Sep 1983 Beth Talley
18
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU009922 Davidson Tennessee 01 Apr 1995 Bill Duke
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010141 Hardin Tennessee 28 Oct 1995 Mitzi Redmon
43
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010164 Davidson Tennessee 07 Oct 1979 W. M. Ponath
25
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010186 Sumner Tennessee 27 Sep 2002 Raechel Larvie
8
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010156 Franklin Tennessee 25 Oct 2008 Brian Huber
73
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010173 Rutherford Tennessee 05 Nov 1980 Doug M. McKee
7
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010142 Davidson Tennessee 06 Sep 1994 Nancy Stewart
7
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010143 Rutherford Tennessee 13 Sep 1996 Michael V. Moody
28
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010176 Williamson Tennessee 29 Sep 2005 Dava Conway
97
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010149 Marion Tennessee 16 Oct 1993 Rob Barnett
32
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010169 Rutherford Tennessee 01 Nov 1971 Don Owens
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010152 Rutherford Tennessee 03 Nov 1979 Esther Woodward
78
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010160 Rutherford Tennessee Vickie Hillis
63
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010170 Franklin Tennessee 07 Sep 1984 Danny L. Bryan
57
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU024117 Davidson Tennessee 21 Sep 1996 Brandee Wilson
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010171 Davidson Tennessee 08 Oct 1980 Becky Stevens
81
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010175 Rutherford Tennessee 10 Oct 1989 M.B.
45
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010174 Knox Tennessee 28 Oct 1989 MAM
90
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010153 Williamson Tennessee 11 Nov 2003 Phillip Hulan
18
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010183 Hamilton Tennessee 26 Sep 1981 Donna Otwell
16
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010181 Coffee Tennessee 23 Sep 1984 Melissa Tucker
92
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010148 Rutherford Tennessee 12 Nov 1991 Lisa Wilson
95
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010166 Rutherford Tennessee 17 Oct 1980 Thad Couto
13
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010150 Rutherford Tennessee 28 Oct 1992 Tom Klika
39
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010157 Marion Tennessee 22 Sep 1984 Don Lewis
14
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010191 Rutherford Tennessee 04 Sep 1979 Kurt E. Blum
3984
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010180 Davidson Tennessee 27 Oct 1993 Bill Duke
21
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010178 Davidson Tennessee 29 Sep 1999 Ethan A. House
39
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010162 Davidson Tennessee 1982-10 Becky Ivey
29
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010185 Morgan Tennessee 27 Oct 2001 Sara Redmon
25
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010189 Knox Tennessee 20 Sep 1995 Kim Wilkerson
48
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010168 Rutherford Tennessee 1959-5 S. Underwood
67
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010192 Davidson Tennessee 29 Sep 2009 Richard Marko
73
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010151 Rutherford Tennessee 13 Oct 1991 Chris Fusco
41
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010144 Rutherford Tennessee 12 Oct 1991 Lisa Dill
81
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010161 Rutherford Tennessee 17 Nov 1987 Linda Thorburn
45
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010167 Hamilton Tennessee 23 Nov 1980 Becky Stevens
78
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010172 Rutherford Tennessee 05 Nov 1980 Rose Mary LaGrange
7
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010182 Sumner Tennessee 26 Oct 1991 M. R. Stewart
42
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010163 Franklin Tennessee John Casey
62
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010159 Wayne Tennessee 01 Nov 1986 Mark Bailey
30
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010193 Rutherford Tennessee 1987-11 Duane Douglas Yeary
46
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010155 Bedford Tennessee 24 Sep 1992 Kelly M. Skelton
19
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010165 Rutherford Tennessee 25 Oct 1979 James Michael Ary
8
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010145 Davidson Tennessee 15 Oct 1995 Kim Martin
17
MTSU
Quercus nigra
MTSU010146 Marshall Tennessee 13 Nov 1999 Scott Sumners
44
MTSU
Quercus nigra
UCHT040271 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
MTSU010177 Davidson Tennessee 06 Oct 2002 Susi Turman
27
MTSU
Quercus nigra
SWMT01938 Shelby Tennessee 14 May 1975 James H. Graves
62
SWMT
Quercus nigra
SWMT01935 Shelby Tennessee 00 May 1979 Mimi Ward and Elaine Toulon
SWMT
Quercus nigra
SWMT01934 Shelby Tennessee 14 Apr 1975 James H. Graves
SWMT
Quercus nigra
UCHT036870 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UCHT040425 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Quercus nigra
UOS03112 Coffee Tennessee 03 Oct 2000 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Quercus nigra
UOS03116 Franklin Tennessee 09 Aug 1962 Betty Powell Lackey
UOS
Quercus nigra
UOS03113 Franklin Tennessee 22 Apr 2003 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Quercus nigra
UTM02374 Weakley Tennessee
UTM
Quercus nigra
SWMT01925 Shelby Tennessee 21 May 1941 J. L. I.
SWMT
Quercus nigra
SWMT01937 Tennessee 24 Apr 1937 Self
SWMT
Quercus nigra
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Quercus nigra - Joey Shaw
Quercus nigra - Joey Shaw
Quercus nigra - Joey Shaw
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Quercus nigra - Joey Shaw
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