Bur oak  (Quercus macrocarpa)

Bur oak is an example of a white oak (group). The leaves are blunt-lobed, lacking bristles at their tips. The buhs too are blunter than those of the red oak group.

Bur oak twigs and a fruiting plant just because.

Oaks have clustered false end buds. The scales are imbricate (shingled). The pith is star-shaped in cross section.

Oak twigs have clustered end buds.

Generally (there are exeptions) members of the white oak group have blunt buds. The following example is white oak (Quercus alba).