Golden Chinquapin - Seedling
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A branch of golden chinquapin.
Chrysolepis chrysophylla
Golden Chinquapin - Seedling

Acquired: 2003
How started:
Source: Larry Davis, Master Gardener

Native to the west coast of the US, including the Olympic Penisula of Washington state. The plant is evergreen. The nut is edible and sweet, either raw or cooked. The nut can also be dried, ground into a powder and used as a thickening in soups, mixed with cereals when making bread. The seed is about 1cm long and has a hard shell

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