Fagaceae - beech or oak family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 5 August 2018)

Fagaceae - beech or oak family
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Mount Desert Island is home to 4 species in 2 genera. If you already know which species you have or are interested in learning about, click on the appropriate species link below. Otherwise, to determine which genus that the plant in question falls into, refer to the table immediately below the species list.
   Fagus (2 species)
      Fagus grandifolia - American beech (common [see note 1 at bottom of page])
      Fagus sylvatica - European beech [not reported by Greene et al. (2005)]
   Quercus (2 species)
      Quercus ilicifolia - scrub oak (uncommon)
      Quercus rubra - northern red oak (common)

leaf margin
Fagus toothed
Quercus lobed

Fagus (beech)
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Fagus grandifolia (American beech) - [information to be added]
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Fagus sylvatica (European beech) - [information to be added]

Quercus (oak)
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Quercus ilicifolia (scrub oak) - [information to be added]

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Quercus rubra (northern red oak) - [information to be added]

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   1. Frequency designations are from the paper “Vascular flora of the Acadia National Park region, Maine” by Craig W. Greene, Linda L. Gregory, Glen H. Mittelhauser, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber, published in the spring 2005 issue (vol. 107, No. 930) of Rhodora: Journal of the New England Botanical Club.