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Black Oak (Quercus velutina)

Quercus velutina, the black oak, is a species of oak in the red oak group, native and widespread in eastern and central North America. It is found in all the coastal states from Maine to Texas, inland as far as Michigan, Ontario, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and eastern Texas. It is sometimes called the eastern black oak.

Quercus velutina was previously known as yellow oak due to the yellow pigment in its inner bark, however nowadays this name is usually reserved for chinnapin oak. It is a close relative of the California black oak (Quercus kelloggii) found in western North America.  

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