Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2546

Shrub, Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common

Look for it in sandhills, typically in slightly loamy or clayey soils, not usual in the deepest and most xeric sands, per Weakley's Flora

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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 margarettae   FAMILY Fagaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus margarettae   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 055-03-003:
Quercus margaretta   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Quercus margarettiae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Q. stellata var. margaretta

 

COMMON NAME:
Sand Post Oak, Scrub Post Oak