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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
JCRally
May 23, 2020 8:40 AM CST
Please help me to identify this sapling - some kind of oak? A squirrel must have buried the seed or acorn in a house plant pot we set outside for the summer and it started growing when I brought the house plant indoors.
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porkpal
May 23, 2020 10:36 AM CST
Looks like an oak to me.
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ViburnumValley
May 23, 2020 11:06 AM CST
I'd agree with that. Take a look at nearby trees for potential parent plants.

With the clear image of the foliage, one can see the little bristle tips on the leaf margins. That puts this seedling in the Red Oak group of Quercus sp. - as opposed to the White Oak group, where bristle tips are absent from the leaf margins.

In Toronto, there are probably a few representative species, but this looks most like Quercus rubra - Red Oak.
John

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