Willow Oak Quercus phellos Linnaeus    
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Fagales   >   Family Fagaceae   >   Genus Quercus   

Status:

A member of the Red Oak Group with narrow, entire leaves having bristle tips. Willow oak occurs on the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains from New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania to Georgia and northern Florida; west to east Texas; and north in the Mississippi River valley to southern and lower midwestern states.

Description:

Common on Maryland's Coastal Plain but planted as an ornamental tree outside the Coastal Plain. Grows in well-drained floodplain forests, swamps, flatwoods, and ponds. Also in mesic upland forests and early-successional forests.

Where to find:

Look in well-drained Coastal Plain forests and damp areas.

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Willow Oak in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (2/25/2017). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Willow Oak at Fort Smallwood Park, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/5/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Willow Oak at Fort Smallwood Park, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/5/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

New leaf growth on a Willow oak in Sussex Co., Delaware (6/23/2012). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Willow Oak in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/1/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Willow Oak in Dorchester Co., Maryland (5/15/2018). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

The bark of a Willow Oak in Sussex Co., Delaware (6/23/2012). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Willow Oak in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/31/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Willow Oak in Cecil Co., Maryland (9/5/2019). Photo by Georgia McDonald. (MBP list)

Willow Oak blooming in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/16/2016). Photo by Robert Ferraro. (MBP list)

Willow Oak acorns, leaves, and trunk in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/15/2016). Photo by Jane Hill. (MBP list)

A Willow Oak in Kent Co., Maryland (9/25/2016). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

A Willow Oak in Howard Co., Maryland (7/25/2015). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

Emerging leaves of Willow Oak in spring on Chino Farms, Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (4/27/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Willow Oak (emerging leaves) in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/17/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Flowers and emerging leaves of Willow Oak at Fort Smallwood Park, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/17/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Willow Oak growing in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (11/27/2019). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Willow Oak in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (11/19/2016). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Winter view of Willow Oak in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/4/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Willow Oak leaves in Worcester Co., Maryland (2/20/2016). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Willow Oak in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/18/2018). (c) Dwight Johnson, all rights reserved. Photo by Dwight Johnson. (MBP list)

Willow Oak in Prince George's Co., Maryland (1/5/2020). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)


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