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Search Term(s): Quercus prinoides   (1 record found)

Beech Family
Quercus prinoides  (dwarf chinquapin oak)   
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Carex Section
Meaning of Scientific Name
Quercus: Latin name for Oak genus; prinoides: resembles Prinos, an evergreen oak
Life Form
Perennial Shrub
Phenology (Flowering Period)
Physiographic Province
☑ Piedmont
☑ Coastal Plain

County Distribution
☑ New Castle
☐ Kent
☑ Sussex

Open places with dry sterile soils; primarily of the Coastal Plain, rare in the Piedmont
State Status
Piedmont Status
Coastal Plain Status
Global Rank
Federal Status
Geographic Affinity
Species at Limit of Distribution
☐ Northern
☐ Southern

North American Distribution (Non-indigenous Species)
Coefficient of Conservatism
Invasive Watchlist
Global Origin (Non-native Species)
Wildlife Values
Oaks are host plants for a very wide variety of moths and butterfly's; acorns provide food for many woodland wildlife species, including turkey; if bark is shaggy and exfoliates, such as with white oak, it can provide roosting sites for bats; oaks grow tall, are long-lived and can have large trunk diameters, which increases the probability of natural cavities for wildlife to use for shelter and nesting.
Medicinal Properties
ID Notes
Additional Info
Habitats in which this plant occurs
Serpentine Grasslands
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