OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Quercus margaretiae   FAMILY Fagaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus margaretta   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Quercus margarettae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Flora of North America
Quercus margaretta

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-03-003:
Quercus margaretta   FAMILY Fagaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Quercus margaretta

 

COMMON NAME:
Sand Post Oak, Scrub Post Oak, Margaret's Oak


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image of Quercus margaretiae, Sand Post Oak, Scrub Post Oak, Margaret's Oak

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.

image of Quercus margaretiae, Sand Post Oak, Scrub Post Oak, Margaret's Oak

JK Marlow    jkm180505_1734

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

image of Quercus margaretiae, Sand Post Oak, Scrub Post Oak, Margaret's Oak

JK Marlow    jkm161001_109

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Quercus margaretiae, Sand Post Oak, Scrub Post Oak, Margaret's Oak

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.

image of Quercus margaretiae, Sand Post Oak, Scrub Post Oak, Margaret's Oak

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.

image of Quercus margaretiae, Sand Post Oak, Scrub Post Oak, Margaret's Oak

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

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Quercus margaretiae   FAMILY Fagaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus margaretta   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Quercus margarettae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Flora of North America
Quercus margaretta

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-03-003:
Quercus margaretta   FAMILY Fagaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Quercus margaretta

 

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2546

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, typically in slightly loamy or clayey soils, not usual in the deepest and most xeric sands; outside of the distribution of Pinus palustris, in deep sandy, loamy, or rocky sites; also dry bluff forests, 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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