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Quercus phellos

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Willow oak
Categories:
Native Plants, Poisonous Plants, Trees
Comment:

Native; fibrous root system; easy to transplant; good street tree; tolerant of heat, drought, air pollution, and standing water; acorns eaten by birds and squirrels; small leaves are easy to clean up in fall; Fine-textured oak; yellow fall color

Description:
Evergreen or deciduous trees; leaves alternate and simple, variously shaped in different species; pollen flowers in drooping, elongated clusters; fruit an acorn.
Height:
60-80 ft.
Flower:
0.5 in. acorn; often alternate years of heavy bearing; not as messy as some oaks
Zones:
5-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; prefers moist well drained soil but will grow in a wide range of soil conditions including compacted soil
Texture:
Fine to medium
Form:
Conical in youth; rounded crown; dense
Poison Part:
Acorns (seeds of nuts) and young leaves.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion.
Symptoms:
Stomach pain, constipation and later bloody diarrhea, excessive thirst and urination
Edibility:
EDIBLE PARTS: Acorns (nuts) are edible after tannins are leached or boiled out. HARVEST TIME: Only collect nutsfrom areas you kn
Toxic Principle:
Gallotannins, quercitrin, and quercitin.
Severity:
CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
Found in:
Forest or natural areas; landscape as ornamental and shade trees.
Width:
30-40 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate to rapid
Leaf:
2 to 5.5 in. alternate, narrow, simple leaves; slightly wavy; yellow to yellow brown fall color

NCCES plant id: 2174

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