Quercus phellos L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Quercus phellos L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Tall shrub, or tree to 25 m; twigs of the season reddish-brown, glabrous; lvs shiny-green above, thin, oblong-linear to lanceolate or oblanceolate, 6–12 × 1–2(–2.5) cm, bristle-tipped, entire, usually cuneate at base, glabrous above with finely reticulate, elevated veinlets, dull (and somewhat paler) green beneath and glabrous or with the stellate pubescence persistent especially in the vein-axils or along the midvein; acorns 1–1.5 cm, the cup shallowly saucer-shaped, its scales closely appressed, pubescent except at the margin. Swamps and moist soil; s. N.Y. to Fla. and Tex., chiefly on the coastal plain, n. in the interior to s. Ill.

  • Common Names

    willow oak