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American chinquapin

Castanea pumila Mill.

Description:

Chinquapin or chinkapin, any of the shrubs in the genus Castanopsis Chinquapin or chinkapin, any of the several trees and shrubs in the genus Chrysolepis Chinquapin or chinkapin, some of the species in the chestnut genus Castanea American chinquapin, Castanea pumila, a dwarf chestnut native to southeastern quarter of the U.S.

Habitat:

Growing on South of tar road between dock 7 and 6, mixed in with several other bushes.

Notes:

Small nuts are reported to be edible in the Fall if roasted like chestnuts. I have read that Native Americans gathered the nuts & made a tea of the leaves for headaches. NOTE I AM NOT 100% POSITIVE OF THIS ID AS I HAVE NOT FOUND MANY GOOD PICS OR DETAILS OF THIS PLANT prior TO ITS NUT PRODUCING TIME...

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JOHN2

Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jul 15, 2014
Submitted on Jul 16, 2014

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