Willow oak flowers

willow oak leaf bud burst
leaves just emerging
willow oak female flowers
in the leaf axils: female flowers (future acorns if fertilized)

Willow oak (Quercus phellos) leaves emerging.
Remember how the elms flowered and fruited first, and then leafed? Oaks let it all hang out at the same time. And unlike elms, oaks are helped by pollinating insects.

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