Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1195

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Piedmont)

Look for it in bottomland forests, esp on natural levees & second terraces, also in upland depression swamps developed on clay soils, weedy & successional on slopes & upland sites following disturbance, and widely planted as a street tree in towns & cities, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate, 5-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Staminate calyx 2-8 lobed, pistillate calyx 6-lobed
Petals absent
3-12 stamens in staminate flowers
Staminate flowers in clustered drooping catkins

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Acorn

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Quercus phellos   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus phellos   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 055-03-030:
Quercus phellos   FAMILY Fagaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Willow Oak