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Name this tree


This is a common Southern species of oak. It grows in poor soil and is resistant to fire, drought, and rot. Its leaves have a cross-like shape; hence, its Latin name. It can be called the cemetery tree because, as seen in this picture, it often has a spooky form that makes it stand out from other species. What is this tree?