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  Overcup Oak  
Common Name: Overcup Oak
Latin Name: Quercus lyrata
Tree Size: Large
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Water Needs: Moderate
Tolerances: Drought, poorly drained sites
Attributes: Texas native, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: Small acorns are an important wildlife food source.
Comments: Tolerates poor drainage and heavy clay soils.
Problems: Fruit drop.
Firewise: Yes
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