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Plant Name:

Chinquapin Oak

Scientific Name:

Quercus muehlenbergii


Chinquapin Oak is a deciduous tree with distinctive, toothed leaves and acorns that are an important food source for wildlife. It has a rounded crown and can reach a height of 60 to 80 feet.


Dry upland forests, rocky slopes


Chinquapin Oak provides habitat and food for a variety of wildlife species, including birds, mammals, and insects. The acorns are an important food source for wildlife and are consumed by birds, squirrels, and other animals.

Growing Conditions:

Chinquapin Oak thrives in well-drained, sandy or rocky soils and full sun.


Chinquapin Oak wood is valued for its strength and durability. The acorns can be processed into flour or roasted for consumption.

(please exercise caution and consult additional sources or experts before consuming any vegetation):


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Fun Facts:

Chinquapin Oak is also known as "Yellow Chestnut Oak" or "Rock Oak".

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Photo Credit

Bruce Kirchoff from Greensboro, NC, USA

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