The dark green leaves are simple alternate, and ovate shaped with 5-7 lobes that have bristle tips and deep sinuses.
Twig and Bud Identification
Twigs are reddish-brown with lighter lenticels and clusters of pointy, furry, brown, terminal buds.
Gray-brown and generally smooth, developing shallow fissures and ridges with age.
Acorn with a scaly cap that covers about half of the nut. The nut is reddish brown with stripes.
Yellowish-green male catkins and inconspicuous female flowers.