Alternate, simple, oblong, 6 to 10 inches long, with 5 lobes, the two middle lobes are distinctly square, resulting in an overall cruciform appearance, thickened texture; green above with scattered stellate pubescence, pubescent and paler below.
Acorns are 1/2 to 2/3 inches long and ovoid; cap is bowl-shaped and warty/scaly, covering 1/3 to 1/2 of the nut; Individual scales are more apparent than white oak; maturing in one year and ripening in the fall.
wildflowers said:Yes, that is it - Post Oak, Q. stellata. This is a very old and large tree; there are a few very large trees in this area, some of them are starting to die off, not sure what the life expectancy is. Will have to look further.