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Common Name: Chinkapin Oak      Latin Name: Quercus muehlenbergii      Size: 40 (min) to 50 (max)
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Quercus muehlenbergii
Origin: Eastern & Midwestern North America, Mexico
Maximum Height: 50 feet

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Category: Tree
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
species: muehlenbergii
Origin: Eastern & Midwestern North America, Mexico
Size: 40 (min) to 50 (max)
Size Description: Large Tree
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Plant Images and Specimens
Picture of
Large, Old Tree
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati
Age: Old
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein
Season: Winter
Picture of
Foliage and bud detail
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz
Season: Fall
Location: Seneca Gardens 2409 Seneca Valley Seneca Gardens KY
Specimen: 402
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery 4521 Spring Grove Ave Cincinnati OH 45232 [Latitude: 39.168427100000000 Longitude: -84.526428416666700] Specimen: 603
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Winter form
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerline
Season: Winter
Location: Village of Moscow, Ohio Water St Moscow OH [Latitude: 38.858463050000000 Longitude: -84.230266616666700] Specimen: 2366
Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden 11030 East Blvd Cleveland OH 44106 [Latitude: 41.510456200000000 Longitude: -81.610739466666700] Specimen: 2864
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