English Oak

Quercus robur L.

 

NATURE deciduous tree
LEAF singular leaf
  Leaf edge: lobed
Leaf shape: inversely egg-shaped - spade-shaped
Nervation: feather-veined
FRUIT nut (acorn)
INFLORESCENCE in amentums
Medical value: Parts of the bark can be used to treat sweaty feet, infected eyelids or as an eluent to treat laryngitis.
Use: The wood is some of the finest and most beautiful. It is very sustainable, strong, hard and elastic, but it’s hard to work. Much valued and used for waterworks (floodgates), shipbuilding, housing construction, barrels, parquet, stairs.

Legend:

Bloom. All months in which we can find blooming specimens. Regional differences may occur.
Harvest Time. All months in which we can find ripe fruits on trees. Unripe fruit can be found earlier on trees and shrubs. Sometimes even throughout the year, as happens with trees such as pines, this fruit ripens over several years.
Both flowers and ripe fruit may occur at the same time in some months.