Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1191

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common (uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains)

Look for it in bottomland forests, esp in fertile soils of upper terraces where flooded only infrequently & for shorter periods, upland depression ponds, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist

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 michauxii   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus michauxii   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 055-03-007:
Quercus michauxii   FAMILY Fagaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp Chestnut Oak, Basket Oak


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image of Quercus michauxii

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_qumi_001_lvd

        

image of Quercus michauxii

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_qumi_004_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm090221_052

February    Richland County    SC

Congaree National Park

Leaves mostly obovate, w rounded teeth, hairs of leaf undersurface in clusters, per Weakley's Flora.


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

image of Quercus michauxii

JK Marlow    jkm090221_053

February    Richland County    SC

Congaree National Park

Bark thick, light gray, with scaly plates, similar to that of white oak, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Quercus michauxii

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_q_michauxii_leaves

September        

Leaves generally broader relative to length than those of Chestnut Oak, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.