Oak Seedling?

ghostlyvisionJune 24, 2013

I found this sprouting up in a potato vine bed, is it an oak seedling? If yes, any clue what kind of oak? If someone says a red variety that does well in SE Texas I may kiss the screen, but I'd be satisfied with anything except a live or post oak. ;)

Hope it's not just a weed.

Thanks much for your thoughts.

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its in the red oak family but I cannot pinpoint the exact species you can rule out post or live since those are white oaks....

    Bookmark   June 24, 2013 at 2:46PM
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Woohoo, thanks greenthumbzsdude! kisskiss :D

    Bookmark   June 24, 2013 at 3:21PM
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I agree with thumbz. Too early to know species ID for certain but definitely a red oak of some sort. The bristles on the leaf tips give it away.

Don't forget, I have a blackgum seedling or two with your name on them this fall ;) - I will also have some quercus alba and coccinea two year olds you can have it you want them.

Disclaimer - rabbits have eaten half of my blackgum inventory, all of my baby maples and a couple oaks. Hopefully there are a few left by the fall.


    Bookmark   June 24, 2013 at 3:27PM
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Neat-o Jon, I'll bookmark this thread and add pics as it grows and see if we can figure out which it is.

Goodness, I almost forgot about the blackgum, I'll send you a mail with my address near the end of the summer, I'd love to give that tree a try. I have two that have to go once smaller trees are able to provide some shade so I'm nurserying for whatever likes it here and think they want to take over for the bad tree (tallow) and live oak (too close to the house).

Thanks again Jon. :) Sorry about the rabbit damage, we have squirrels that keep us on our toes. :(

    Bookmark   June 24, 2013 at 3:46PM
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Man, the harder I look at those pics the less convinced I am that there are bristles on the leaf tips...

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 10:54AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i think resin told me years ago.. 3 to 5 years.. if not more.. before a seedling will start showing a mature ID'able leaf form ...

we can all guess... but until such.. its only guessing ....

though apparently we can drive jon doe insane trying.. lol ..


    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 4:48PM
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LOL I'll be patient until it reveals its true self, Hopefully its true colors will be red oak. ;)

Thanks for the link SJ, I'll check it out.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 11:36PM
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jqpublic(7b/8a Wake County NC)

Nuttall Oak?

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 12:40AM
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Overcup oak leaves can superficially resemble a red oak at times.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 9:56PM
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