- Fruits are triangular nuts borne inside sharp,
- Leaves are simple, alternate, and deciduous,
with smooth edges. Leaves on native trees are shiny green above
and have golden hairs or scaliness below.
are clustered on ends of twigs like oaks.
- Twigs have star-shaped piths
Chinkapin is an evolutionary link between the oaks
and chestnuts. Chinkapin fruits closely resemble those of chestnuts. They
are triangular nuts borne
inside sharp, spiny burrs. Their twigs resemble those of oaks - with clustered
buds and star-shaped piths. Only one species of chinkapin is native to North
America. It is called the golden chinkapin and
it occurs in Oregon.
more information on the cherries and plums native to the Pacific Northwest,
go to the species page
or see "Trees to
Know in Oregon".
by common name trees
by scientific name dichotomous
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