I set off from the Village Hall, passing under the three Turkey Oaks, Quercus cerris. I reached up to pull down a branch for closer inspection and was rewarded with a shower of water drops down the back of my neck - all for a look at the acorns. Each acorn sits in a cupule made shaggy by downward-pointing scales.
|The fruit (acorns) of Turkey Oaks are quite distinctive. Byfield, Northants.|
25 September, 2017