Plant ID forum: chestnut?

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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Aug 31, 2013 4:52 PM CST
A friend and I went to lunch and parked next to a tree with these nuts; we both think they are some kind of chestnut.
Which is this?
I've eaten roasted chestnuts before and seen them at the Asian stores but they don't look like the ones sold (one side is flat).
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 31, 2013 6:13 PM CST
Looks like American Chestnut (Castanea dentata): http://www.google.com/search?q...
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 31, 2013 6:18 PM CST
Oops, maybe I spoke too soon? Definitely looks like a variety of Chestnut but I'm not sure the American Chestnut grows that far west; maybe it's C. ozarkensis or possibly C. pumila?
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Aug 31, 2013 6:28 PM CST

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It's not a chestnut, rather it's an oak of some kind. Most likely, Sawtooth Oak (Quercus acutissima):

Sawtooth Oak (Quercus acutissima)

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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Aug 31, 2013 6:31 PM CST
*Blush* Kent: you are so good! Thank you for identifying Betsy's mystery plant! I should have enlarged her photo's but that nut sure looked like a chestnut to my old eyes. Green Grin! Thank you for those great links too!
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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Composter Butterflies Bookworm Bluebonnets Daylilies
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piksihk
Aug 31, 2013 9:44 PM CST
Thanks, Kent.
While the earth remains, Seed time and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease. Gen. 8:22

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