Hawkins Oak

0-061    A comparatively rare hybrid oak in our area, this Hawkins oak (Quercus ×hawkinsiae) is a natural cross of northern red oak and black oak oak (Quercus rubra x Q. velutina) and is an old spontaneous tree original to the cemetery. This cross is seldom noticed because the parent species look so much alike, thus it could be more common than believed. There are many black oaks here and few red oaks, so it is likely that this specimen grew from a red oak acorn that was pollinated by the surrounding clouds of black oak pollen.

Location:

39.827196 N,  89.658567 W

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