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

Native to 🇺🇸 USA central, South and East, and into 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇲🇽 Mexico.

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

Learn more about Chinquapin oak Quercus muehlenbergii

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