What kind of acorn is this? (picture)

SsufyerdMarch 25, 2012

Can anybody identify what kind of oak tree this acorn came from?

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/552129_2477823923950_1803063410_1479004_2050859012_n.jpg

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Where did it come from? City?

    Bookmark   March 25, 2012 at 1:40AM
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Ssufyerd

Boulder, Colorado. I'm quite sure it's not native. Anyways, as luck would have it, I was able to get a rather grainy snap shot of the exact tree that I got the acorn from off of bing maps street view. The tree happened to be right next to the road. Here this might help:

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   March 25, 2012 at 2:06AM
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georgeinbandonoregon(z9 OR)

well, the foliage in the picture seems to be that of some kind of red oak---quercus rubra for example???

    Bookmark   March 25, 2012 at 2:59PM
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jqpublic(7b/8a Wake County NC)

I'd say red oak of some type. The acorn is darker than I'm used to seeing but it just could be the camera.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2012 at 10:30PM
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jqpublic(7b/8a Wake County NC)

I meant to say the acorn is darker than the ones I normally see on Quercus rubra

    Bookmark   March 25, 2012 at 10:54PM
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Ssufyerd

The acorn was lighter in color when I first picked it up. The one in the picture is dark because it has been in the frige all winter with several others that are now outside in pots. Anyways I'm thinking it's either that or Quercus shumardii.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2012 at 1:15AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Scarlet Oak is a possibility given the shape of the tree/seed.

Dax

    Bookmark   March 26, 2012 at 6:25AM
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