Leaves: intermediate of parents, rather sharply pointed with a small abrupt tip (mucro) like that of Quercus muhlenbergii, pale and finely hairy beneath. Characteristics: intermediate of the parents.
Similar species: Quercus x deamii is a hybrid of Quercus alba and Quercus muhlenbergii. The attributes of the hybrid tend to be intermediate of the parents. See links below for further information on the parents.
Habitat and ecology: Usually where both parents are found.
Occurence in the Chicago region: native
Etymology: Quercus is the Latin name for oak. Deamii is named after Charles Deam, a 20th century American botanist and forester.