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Quercus prinus

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Chestnut oak
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Trees
Comment:

Native; acorn are relished by wildlife

Description:
Evergreen or deciduous trees; leaves alternate and simple, variously shaped in different species; pollen flowers in drooping, elongated clusters; fruit an acorn.
Height:
60-70 ft.
Flower:
1 to 1.3 in. acorn; occurs single or in pairs; sweet tasting nut is rich dark brown
Zones:
4-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; range of soil types including poor dry soil; dislikes poor drainage
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Rounded, irregular spread; dense
Poison Part:
Acorns (seeds of nuts) and young leaves.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion.
Symptoms:
Stomach pain, constipation and later bloody diarrhea, excessive thirst and urination
Edibility:
EDIBLE PARTS: Acorns (nuts) are edible after tannins are leached or boiled out. HARVEST TIME: Only collect nutsfrom areas you kn
Toxic Principle:
Gallotannins, quercitrin, and quercitin.
Severity:
CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
Found in:
Forest or natural areas; landscape as ornamental and shade trees.
Growth Rate:
Moderate to rapid
Leaf:
4 to 6 in. alternate, simple yellowish green leaves; orange yellow to yellow brown fall color

NCCES plant id: 2175

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