The European Oak (Quercus robur) is a large flowering deciduous tree in the Fagaceae family of beech and oak trees. It is also called the English Oak or the Common Oak.
It is native to most of Europe and the Caucasus.
It grows to 4 metres (13 feet) tall.
It has lobed leaves 7-14 centimetres (3-6 Inches) long. The fruit is a nut called an acorn, which ripens in autumn.
It is monoecious – it has male flowers (catkins that hang down) on one part of a branch and female flowers (small and red) on another part of the same branch.
The European Oak blooms in mid-spring.
Photographed in the Luxembourg Garden, Paris, April 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls