[White Oak group]
Location in Hudson River Park:
Morton Street to Christopher Street (N1)
Christopher Street to Charles Street (N2)
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Family Fagaceae – Beech family
Genus Quercus L. – oak
Species Quercus robur L. –
quercus (L) = "oak"
robur (L) = "strength"
Native to Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa
Native habitat: Woodland
Salt spray tolerance high
Soil salt tolerance moderate
Poison Part:Acorns (seeds of nuts) and young leaves.Poison Delivery Mode:Ingestion.Symptoms:Stomach pain, constipation and later bloody diarrhea, excessive thirst and urinationEdibility:EDIBLE PARTS: Acorns (nuts) are edible after tannins are leached or boiled out. HARVEST TIME: Only collect nutsfrom areas you knToxic Principle:Gallotannins, quercitrin, and quercitin.Severity:CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.