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Chinkapin Oak
Quercus muehlenbergii

This oak, also called Yellow Chestnut Oak or Yellow Oak, is native to eastern North America. Its acorns are the sweetest produced by any oak and provide an excellent source of food for both wildlife and humans.

Habitat:Dry, rocky soils.
Growth Habit:Deciduous tree, growing 15-25 m tall.
Bloom Time:Mid-spring.
Longevity:Long-lived.
Presence in US:AL AR CT DC DE FL GA IA IL IN KS KY LA MA MD MI MN MO MS NC NE NJ NM NY OH OK PA SC TN TX VA VT WI WV
Presence in Canada:ON
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This project was supported in part by NSF Grant IIS-03-25867 (ITR: An Electronic Field Guide: Plant Exploration and Discovery in the 21st Century) and by the Washington Biologists' Field Club.
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