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


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image of Quercus prinoides

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_qupr_001_lvd

        

image of Quercus prinoides

Ron Lance    rwl_qprinoides

September        

In cultivation

Fire suppression has nearly or entirely extirpated it in the Piedmont, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Quercus prinoides

Ron Lance    rwl_qprinoides2

September        

In cultivation

image of Quercus prinoides

Ron Lance    rwl1196_a

October        

Similar to Q. muehlenbergii but shrubbier; leaves with 3-8 teeth per side, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.


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