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Willow Oak (Quercus phellos) | by USCapitol
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Willow Oak (Quercus phellos)

The Willow Oak is known for its narrow leaves that undergo color shifts throughout the year — light green in the spring, dark green in the summer and yellow bronze-orange, yellow-brown and russet-red in the fall. One of the largest trees on campus, this tree is often photographed with the Capitol Dome in the background or as a backdrop for members of Congress.


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Uploaded on August 19, 2016