Southern Red Oak
The southern red oak has a unique appearance with its dark green, wispy foliage and pale, rusty colored leaf undersides. Acorns are high in tannin and not preferred by deer unless they are the only acorn in the area.
Mainly southeastern US, but ranging west to eastern Oklahoma and north to New Jersey, south to Florida.
Uplands and bottomlands. Ranges from dry, rocky ridges to moist, flat land.
Cherrybark Oak - Was once considered the same species, but cherrybark oak leaves have shallower sinuses, and lack the rusty color on the underside. Bark of cherrybark oak is usually more flaky than that of southern red oak.