Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
You may also want to check Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina
Read Edible Wild Plants: Oak from Lytton Musselman and the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society.
Learn more from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina website.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales
Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Quercus prinoides var. acuminata
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT)
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Chinquapin Oak, Yellow Chestnut Oak
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March Anderson County SC
Male flowers in slender naked drooping catkins, the pollen wind-blown, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.
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October Anderson County SC
Bark is gray and scaly, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.
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November Pickens County SC
Leaves toothed similarly to Q. montana, but sharp pointed & callous-tipped, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
COMPARE leaves of Chestnut Oaks and Chinquapin Oaks