Carolinas and Georgia

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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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 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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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

Shrub
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Rare

 

...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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Quercus prinoides   FAMILY Fagaceae

Dwarf Chinquapin Oak