Willow Oak - Quercus phellos Beech Family (Fagaceae)

Willow oak’s common name comes from the shape of the leaves and its specific epithet, phellos, is the ancient Greek name for the cork oak, Quercus suber.1

The willow Oak can be distinguished by its smaller and much more narrowly elliptic leave. It has a distinguishing combination of bristle-tipped leaves, narrowly elliptic leaves, and relatively large tree size.2