Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What's In A Name?

An oak with a charming common name.

Now take a look at the three herbarium samples and tell me if, on a dendrology test, you'd ever believe these samples were the same species.

By the way it looks like the USDA lists 206 "species" of oak in the USA, but they include hybrids.
Then again, they'd have to.

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