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Quercus muehlenbergii

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

Strong wood.

Wildlife Value: This tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Relatively pest free including a resistance to oak wilt.  A long taproot makes it difficult to transplant.

Description:
Evergreen or deciduous trees; leaves alternate and simple, variously shaped in different species; pollen flowers in drooping, elongated clusters; fruit an acorn.
Height:
40-50 ft.
Flower:
0.7 to 1 in. acorn
Zones:
3-7
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; range of soil types; drought tolerant
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Weakly rounded when young; open rounded crown with age
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:
Acorns (nuts) are edible after tannins are leached or boiled out. Only collect nuts from areas you know.
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.
Width:
40-60 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
3 to 6.5 in. alternate, simple, lustrous green leaves; remains attractive all season; yellow, orangish brown to brown fall color
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 2168

Quercus muehlenbergii Quercus muehlenbergii