Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1192

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it on slopes & bluffs, on soils derived from calcareous or mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate, 5-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Staminate calyx 2-8 lobed, pistillate calyx 6-lobed
Petals absent
3-12 stamens in staminate flowers
Staminate flowers in clustered drooping catkins

FRUIT:
Fall
Acorn

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Quercus muehlenbergii   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus muehlenbergii   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 055-03-009:
Quercus muehlenbergii   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Quercus muehlenbergi

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Quercus prinoides var. acuminata

 

COMMON NAME:
Chinquapin Oak, Yellow Chestnut Oak


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image of Quercus muehlenbergii

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_qumu_001_lvd

        

image of Quercus muehlenbergii

JK Marlow    jkm080330_031

March    Anderson County    SC

Clemson Forest

Male flowers in slender naked drooping catkins, the pollen wind-blown, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

image of Quercus muehlenbergii

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_q_muehlenb_leaves

September        

image of Quercus muehlenbergii

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_q_muehlengergii_bark

September        

image of Quercus muehlenbergii

JK Marlow    jkm071018_005

October    Anderson County    SC

Clemson Forest

Bark is gray and scaly, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Quercus muehlenbergii

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_q_muehlenbergii_1

October        

image of Quercus muehlenbergii

JK Marlow    s051031_a

October    Pickens County    SC

Clemson University

image of Quercus muehlenbergii

JK Marlow    s051114_a

November    Pickens County    SC

Clemson University

Leaves toothed similarly to Q. montana, but sharp pointed & callous-tipped, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Chestnut Oaks and Chinquapin Oaks