About This Plant

The sessile oak, scientifically known as Quercus petraea, is a deciduous tree native to Europe. It is distinguished by its lobed leaves and acorns, similar to the common oak. Sessile oaks are often found in woodland and forested areas, playing a vital role in supporting local biodiversity. These trees have cultural and historical significance and are revered for their strong and durable wood, which is used in various applications, including construction and furniture making.

The Story


The leaves are simple, lobed, and have a glossy dark green color. They are sessile, meaning they lack a stalk (petiole), which distinguishes them from the related Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur).


Sessile Oak produces acorns that are borne singly or in pairs. They have a short stalk and take about 18 months to mature. The cap (cupule) covering the acorn is shallow and often warty.
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