• Other common names include “Shinoak” and “Sand shinnery oak.”
• Growth form is a low, deciduous shrub, 3 to 5 feet.
• Quercus species hybridize frequently, providing large variations in plant size and shape of leaves.
• There are 39 species with many varieties of oak in Texas.
• Shinoak is toxic to livestock. Most poisoning occurs in the spring when livestock consume large amounts of young leaves, buds, stems, and/or flowers. The toxins in oak are complex compounds called gallotannins.
• Adapted to the sandy soils of the Texas Panhandle.