Name that weed round #6

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Stand_Watie, Aug 9, 2004.

  1. Stand_Watie

    Stand_Watie Well-Known Member

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    Y'all are so good at botany that I thought I'd get into the action :haha:

    Not really a weed - but I've been making some landscaping plans lately and I saw what I think are some variety of oak trees that I really thought were pretty at a business in Dallas, but I don't know what kind they are. I picked a leaf for identification and have been scrolling through the pictures on the USDA plants database site, but I cant find any that look exactly like it. These trees were still very young, probably 30 feet high, straight trunked, and quite slender for their height. Here's a scan I made of the leaf. Please notice that the upper left piece is broken off..

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  2. Cyngbaeld

    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

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    need a password to access that site.
     

  3. Stand_Watie

    Stand_Watie Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure? When I click it opens right up.
     
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    tinknal Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Stand, it works for you because you are a member, I couldn't open it either.
     
  5. Stand_Watie

    Stand_Watie Well-Known Member

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    O.K, that was my bad. That section of that forum is not publically viewable. I had forgotten that.

    I guess I need to set up a photobucket account. I'll edit it out of my earlier post until I do.

    Ok, I got it on photobucket now, let me know if that's working
     
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    That is most definitly a Pin Oak, a member of the red oak family.
     
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    Great! Keep it going, folks! If we get enough interest in these things, I'll give them their own "tree and plant identification" forum.
     
  9. Chuck

    Chuck Well-Known Member Supporter

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    To know if it is a pin oak for sure, you'd have to look UNDER the leaf, at the little V's where the lines on the leaf come together. If there's a tiny bit of fuzz there, it's a pin oak.
     
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    It looks a pin oak to me. We are from the Great Lakes area so I don't know how they would do in Texas.

    Oaks sure are pretty in the fall!
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  11. agmantoo

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    Rather than a pin oak I think it is a scarlet oak. A scarlet oak has more of a C between the lobes on the leaves where a pin oak has more of a U IMO