Plant ID forum: What species of Oak is this?

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Name: Diana
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DraDiana
Nov 21, 2017 10:41 PM CST
I have been told these are "Red Oaks", but the Missouri Department of Conservation lists about 4 species of Oak commonly called Red Oak, and none are a clear match to this one. I live in Southeast Missouri.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Nov 21, 2017 11:46 PM CST
I don't know anything about oaks in your end of the country but I do know that the people who will know (about your oak) will want a photo of a leaf (flat with something for measure reference) and an acorn.

Is this Oak in someone's yard? Out in the forest?
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Name: Diana
Southeast Missouri (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Cat Lover Hibiscus Daylilies
Irises Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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DraDiana
Nov 22, 2017 1:04 AM CST
@Daisyl My "yard" is the forest. There's an incredible variety of native plants, due to being a riparian habitat. Most of my oaks are "White Oaks". They don't get the bright red leaves. The one in the photo has no acorns yet. The leaves are severely bug eaten. Maybe I can find a (mostly) intact one to measure and photograph.
Thanks for the tips.
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Nov 22, 2017 7:53 AM CST
Anything grown from a seed can be a cross of two related species. You may not get a definitive identification.
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Name: Diana
Southeast Missouri (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Cat Lover Hibiscus Daylilies
Irises Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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DraDiana
Nov 22, 2017 2:54 PM CST
@porkpal
That's a thought. Hybrids happen!
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Nov 22, 2017 7:18 PM CST
Its pretty though.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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