Plant ID forum: Willow Oak (Quercus phellos); Oak tree in Texas #5

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Name: Christine
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Sep 5, 2015 4:08 PM CST
This one might be Willow Oak (Quercus phellos). It has distinct leaves, hopefully we'll be able to solve this one. Hilarious!

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Spring 2010 new growth
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 5, 2015 5:08 PM CST
Christine, is there a tiny bristle like a hair at the tip of the leaves? This site says there will be in Willow Oak.
http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/willow_oak.htm
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 5, 2015 5:23 PM CST
Here are some other links for you to check out:
http://plants.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_quph.pdf
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFind...
http://www.na.fs.fed.us/pubs/silvics_manual/volume_2/quercus...
http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?...
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Name: Christine
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Sep 5, 2015 5:47 PM CST
Hi Ann,

Thanks for the info. I checked and it does appear that the leaves have a hair off the tip. My camera battery died so I'm recharging right now to get a picture. Thumbs up
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 5, 2015 5:57 PM CST
That's good Christine.
I was having trouble reconciling the bark between the photos of the reference material and your photos but bark is relative - very much so - to the age of the tree excepting when certain species have very distinctive bark. Your tree seems to be quite old. I kept searching & found this which matches your bark.
http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/trees/plants/willow_oak....
Also the 2nd bark photo in this link:
http://www.rnr.lsu.edu/plantid/species/willowoak/willowoak.h...


And along my way I ran across some links that may help you as far as ID'ing your other oaks:
http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/pages/compare-oaks.htm

There are some links to other oaks in the middle of this page
http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/willow-oak

This is about the Willow oak but it shows some interesting info. on naturally occuring inter species hybrids:
http://www.carolinanature.com/trees/quph.html

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Name: Christine
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Sep 5, 2015 7:11 PM CST
Thank you for the great info Ann. I'll check it out. This is an older tree so hopefully we can get a positive ID. Thumbs up
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Sep 6, 2015 2:24 PM CST
Here's a leaf picture showing the tiny bristles at the tip of th leaf.
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Another picture of the leaves, the top leaf showing the top side of the leaf, and the bottom leaf showing the underside.
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I think this should confirm the name of this tree as Quercus phellos. I will mark this one as solved. If there is a dispute, I'll un-solve it.

Ann, thank you for your help. Thumbs up
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 6, 2015 2:52 PM CST
You're welcome!

I think this was the easiest of your oaks though. Hilarious!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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