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Quercus michauxii

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

Native; larval plant for Juvenal’s duskywing butterfly; shallow root system. This tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Description:
The bark is scaly or irregularly furrowed with small ridges. The tree produces a 1- to 1.5-inch acorn with a rough, scaly cap that covers about 1/3 the nut. The acorn requires one growing season to reach maturity. Wildlife Host plant for Banded Hairstreak, Edward's Hairstreak, Gray Hairstreak, White-M Hairstreak, Horace's Duskywing, Juvenal's Duskywing butterflies and many moths. Acorns are eaten by woodpeckers, blue jays, ducks, small mammals, wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, and black bears.
Height:
60-80 ft.
Flower:
In spring, yellow-green, cylindrical, male flowers and green-red, female spikes mature.
Zones:
5-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; range of soil types including moist soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Pyramidal; oval to rounded; densely branched
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 nuts for eating from areas where you know how the property has been managed including what pesticides have been applied to the tree and the ground beneath the canopy.
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:
50-70 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
Simple, alternate leaves, a margin with large blunt teeth, and a downy underside, 6 to 9 in.; variously shaped in different species; bronze red fall color
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 2167

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