Also called rock chestnut oak and Quercus montana.  One of the white oaks.   Part of oak  genus Quercus and beech / oak  family Fagaceae.

Native to central and eastern 🇺🇸 USA.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Quercus hosts caterpillars of 534 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

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