Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1196

Shrub
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in xeric uplands, esp on clay soils derived from mafic rocks, and probably in sites which naturally burned rather frequently, per Weakley's Flora

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...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:
Summer/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 prinoides   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus prinoides   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 055-03-010:
Quercus prinoides   FAMILY Fagaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf Chinquapin Oak