New York Metropolitan Flora

Quercus cerris L. - Turkey Oak

Excluded species

Non-native

By Steven D. Glenn

Not peer reviewed

Last Modified 01/25/2013

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Common Names

Turkey Oak

General Discussion

The Turkey oak (sometimes called Turkish Oak), is native to southern Europe and Asia Minor, and planted as an ornamental in North America. Juvenile, apparently adventive specimens have been found in the vicinity of planted trees in Central Park, Manhattan. Further research is needed to determine if this constitutes a reproducing naturalized population.