scrub oak

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scrub oak ‎(plural scrub oaks)

  1. (US) the popular name of several dwarfish species of oak (genus Quercus, principally in the United States.
    1. In California:
      1. California scrub oak (Quercus berberidifolia)
      2. coastal scrub oak (Quercus dumosa), variously circumscribed.
      3. leather oak (Quercus durata)
      4. Tucker oak (Quercus john-tuckeri)
      5. island scrub oak (Quercus pacifica)
      6. Santa Cruz Island oak (Quercus parvula)
    2. in the southwestern United States:
      1. Gambel oak (Quercus gambelii)
      2. Emory oak (Quercus emoryi)
      3. Sonoran scrub oak (Quercus turbinella)
      4. Quercus × pauciloba (=Quercus undulata)
    3. In the northeastern United States:
      1. bear oak (Quercus ilicifolia)
    4. in the southeastern United States
      1. Chapman oak (Quercus chapmanii)
      2. myrtle oak (Quercus myrtifolia)
      3. Sandhill oak (Quercus inopina)
      4. sand live oak (Quercus geminata)
      5. turkey oak (Quercus laevis)
    5. In Europe
      1. kermes oak (Quercus coccifera)