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What kind of acorn is this? (picture)

Posted by Ssufyerd none (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 25, 12 at 0:40

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

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RE: What kind of acorn is this? (picture)

Where did it come from? City?


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RE: What kind of acorn is this? (picture)

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: picture of tree


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RE: What kind of acorn is this? (picture)

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


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RE: What kind of acorn is this? (picture)

  • Posted by jqpublic 7b/8a Wake County NC (My Page) on
    Sun, Mar 25, 12 at 22:30

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.


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RE: What kind of acorn s this? (picture)

  • Posted by jqpublic 7b/8a Wake County NC (My Page) on
    Sun, Mar 25, 12 at 22:54

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


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RE: What kind of acorn is this? (picture)

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.


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RE: What kind of acorn is this? (picture)

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

Dax


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