TN native. This oak was originally native to most states east of mid-Kansas excluding the east coast, southern coast, far north and Florida. Quite abundant in TN and common in middle TN. Grows moderately fast and reach large sizes in this area. The leaves are elliptical with big teeth around the edges. In the White Oak Group and the bark is very similar to many of its relatives in the group, (off white with vertical strands or strips). The acorn is average looking for oaks and is edible and sweet.