Lea’s Hybrid Oak

0-065    Lea’s hybrid oak (Quercus ×leana) is a cross derived from shingle oak and black oak (Quercus imbricaria x Q. velutina), both of which are common in our area. This spontaneous tree is the only one of this cross we have found at Oak Ridge but Lea’s oaks can be found occasionally in many areas around Springfield. It is one of an unusually high number of oak hybrids which can be seen here in the cemetery, both spontaneous and planted.

Location:

39.826693 N, 89.656770 W

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