||This is a very fast growing White Oak, closely related to Q alba. It is sometimes planted as an ornamental because of its fast rate of growth and spreading canopy which can measure up to 125' wide. It is native to swamps and bottomlands. The unusual acorns are sometimes completely covered with the cap, hence the name Overcup, and it is the only native oak whose acorns are dispersed by floating during winter flooding. The acorns are low in tannin and are a favorite of deer in the bottomland during the winter.