Oct 04 2012
Crack open your field guides!
Today’s quiz is: Identify this enormous acorn.
Here are some of its characteristics:
- The acorns are huge. The cups measure 1.25″ across.
- The outside has a rough diamond pattern with a fringe at the edge.
- The inside of the cup is smooth.
- The acorn itself is dark brown (see last photo).
- I found them in Schenley Park.
Here’s a close-up of the cups…
…and an acorn inside the cup.
Do you know what species this is?
Leave a comment with your answer.
(p.s. The answer is now in the comments section.)
(photos by Kate St. John)