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Quercus margarettae [=Quercus stellata var. margaretta]

Sand Post Oak, Scrub Post Oak, Scrubby Post Oak, Dwarf Post Oak

Scientific Name:

Quercus margarettae [=Quercus stellata var. margaretta]

Genus:

Quercus

Species Epithet:

margarettae

Common Name:

Sand Post Oak, Scrub Post Oak, Scrubby Post Oak, Dwarf Post Oak

Plant Type

Tree/Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Fagaceae (Beech Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red, Yellow, Green

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

April

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Sandhills, typically in slightly loamy or clayey soils, not usual in the deepest and most xeric sands. Common and easily found in the Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris) belt from the Sandhills region east to Craven and Carteret counties. However, generally uncommon and more local in the central counties, and very rare in the northern third, limited mainly to the Chowan Sand Ridge (Gates and Chowan counties).

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure, S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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