Plant ID forum: acorn id?

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Las Vegas, NV (Zone 9a)
VEGAS702
Feb 20, 2018 7:52 AM CST
Hello, I found several acorns outside. I am trying to produce saplings. any thoughts on what they might be? I am in Zone 9 A but these trees around here are foreign not native.

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Feb 20, 2018 8:02 AM CST
Could be White Oak, Quercus alba, native to central and Eastern America. Attains a height of 100ft.
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greene
Feb 20, 2018 8:41 AM CST
More information, please.
Photos of the tree?
Photos of leaves of the tree?
Photos of entire acorn including the caps?
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If you do not know the identity of the oak in question, how do you know they are not native?
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DaisyI
Feb 20, 2018 11:25 AM CST
Photos would be awesome. Also, how big are the acorns?
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Las Vegas, NV (Zone 9a)
VEGAS702
Feb 21, 2018 9:42 AM CST
greene said:More information, please.
Photos of the tree?
Photos of leaves of the tree?
Photos of entire acorn including the caps?
Thank You!
If you do not know the identity of the oak in question, how do you know they are not native?
Thank You!


I found these in my side walk. The gardeners come and air blow everything. Thats probably how it came in my yard. There were no caps. No picture of the tree because i don't know which tree. I live in Las Vegas, NV we don't have native oaks. These were brought in and planted when the houses were built. They all do very well here though.
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porkpal
Feb 21, 2018 10:21 AM CST
Live oak seems a likely candidate.
Porkpal
Las Vegas, NV (Zone 9a)
VEGAS702
Feb 21, 2018 10:49 AM CST
@porkpal My thoughts too. thank you I agree
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DaisyI
Feb 21, 2018 3:41 PM CST
Here is a list of Oak Trees that are planted in Las Vegas:

https://www.reviewjournal.com/...

My children volunteered to grow Oak Trees for the Army Corp of Engineers when they were young. That means I learned a lot about germinating oaks. Smiling Your acorns are probably too old and wormy to germinate - you can test them by dropping them into a bucket of water. The 'floaters' won't grow.

If you want to grow an oak from seed, find the acorns in the fall when they are falling from the trees. Wash them in a weak bleach bath (throw away the floaters) and plant them. If you plan to grow in a pot, make it a deep pot. Oak Trees spend their first year setting down a tap root that could be 3 or 4 ft long. They sprout a stem and leaves the second year.


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Las Vegas, NV (Zone 9a)
VEGAS702
Feb 22, 2018 2:34 AM CST
Thank You, Crossing Fingers! Acorn Daisyl. No they are fresh. they all sank but two.

Ill take photos for you guys if they begin to grow.
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