Pin Oak Quercus palustris Muenchhausen    
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Fagales   >   Family Fagaceae   >   Genus Quercus   


Found throughout Maryland in moist lowlands and poorly drained uplands. Care needs to be taken in differentiating between cultivated and wild material since Pin Oak is often planted as an ornamental in city and suburban landscapes.


Host plant to various moth species including American Dagger Moth (Database of World's Lepidopteran Host Plants).

There are 117 records in the project database.

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A Pin Oak in wet lowlands near the Patuxent River in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/5/2012). Note deeply lobed leaves and lower branches drooping close to the ground. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Pin Oak in Dorchester Co., Maryland (6/9/2018). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Pin Oak in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/16/2012). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Pin Oak staminate flowers in Kent Co., Maryland (4/12/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

A Pin Oak in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (2/24/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

The bark of a Pin Oak at Sleepy Creek WMA, Berkeley Co., West Virginia (7/10/2012). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

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