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


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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_quercus_margarettae

April    Richland County    SC

Shrub or small tree, occasionally rhizomatous, slow growing, per Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm180505_1734

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

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JK Marlow    jkm161001_109

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

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JK Marlow    jkm161001_842

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

A peculiar clonal form is seen in frequently burned pinelands, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

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Will Stuart    wil_10484830015

October    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Lvs rarely > 8cm; larger lateral lobes remotely suggesting cruciform shape, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

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Will Stuart    wil_10484951485

October    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Their tightly knit bark contrasts with that of the neighboring Turkey Oaks. — Will Stuart