Also called chinkapin oak.  One of the white oaks.   Part of oak  genus Quercus and beech / oak  family Fagaceae and bayberry / beech / birch / oak / walnut  order Fagales.

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.

Planting info (SW Michigan) (.pdf).

Learn more about Chinquapin oak Quercus muehlenbergii

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