94-09a – An example of Deam Oak (Quercus xdeamii), we occasionally see this hybrid (bur oak, Quercus macrocarpa, x chinkapin oak, Quercus muehlenbergii) in our area where the two parent species are found together. This one was grown from one found in Oak Ridge as part of an F2 progeny test to confirm the identification. Acorns, if present, mature in one season. The largest Deam oak ever found anywhere in North America also is local, growing along Lake Springfield, and is a sterile hybrid that was named ‘Champion Seedless’ and introduced into cultivation via grafting.
Location: 39.821899 N, 89.659599 W
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