|Photo by Chris Evans, University of Illinois, Bugwood.org|
|Division:||Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants|
|Class:||Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons|
| Quercus laurifolia|
|Natural range of Quercus laurifolia from USDA NRCS Plants Database.|
Common names: Laurel oak, Swamp laurel oak, Diamond oak
Synonym: Quercus obtusa (Willdenow) Ashe
A description of Quercus laurifolia is provided in The Flora of North America.
Q. laurifolia has been observed to flower from March to May, and in August and September.
This species is thought to be dispersed by gravity. 
The following Hymenoptera families and species were observed visiting flowers of Quercus laurifolia at Archbold Biological Station: 
Apidae: Apis mellifera
Colletidae: Colletes brimleyi
Conservation and management
Cultivation and restoration
References and notes
- Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 13 DEC 2016
- Kirkman, L. Katherine. Unpublished database of seed dispersal mode of plants found in Coastal Plain longleaf pine-grasslands of the Jones Ecological Research Center, Georgia.
- Deyrup, M.A. and N.D. 2015. Database of observations of Hymenoptera visitations to flowers of plants on Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA.