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Willow Oak

Quercus phellos


Med. sized tree; grows between 20-30 m tall; trunk up to 1-1.5 m in diameter; distinguished leaves compared to other oaks; "fruit" = acorn; usually hairless but downy beneath; light green on top but more pale beneath; starts acorn production around 15 years of age; important trees for animals (squirrels, birds, deer, etc.); fast growth- up to two ft a year.


Deciduous; native to eastern North America; commonly found on lowland floodplains; mainly along streams

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Texas, USA

Spotted on May 10, 2012
Submitted on May 12, 2012

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