Height: up to 20-40m high
Winter buds: orange brown colour, more than 20 waxy scales, a cluster of terminal buds.
Leaves: simple, alternate, 5-8 pairs of lobes, base of leaf tapers to stalk, 12-20 mm stalk.
Flowers: slender male catkins and pinkish brown female flowers on the end of new shoots.
Fruit: almost stalkless acorns.
Distribution: common in western Britain.
Not to be confused with
Pedunculate oak has acorns with stalks (Ben Lee/WTML)