November 1, 2013
Acorns from Burr oaks are large.
Like all acorns, their eventual size is determined by a number of factors–the temperature, the amount of rainfall leading up to a crop, etc.–, but the acorns of the Burr oak are so large that they actually named the tree; Quercus macrocarpa literally means “large fruit.”
(This acorn in particular was scooped up under a Burr oak on Austin’s East Side.)
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