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  1. #1
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    Default Help ID this plant

    My son and I found this very strange looking growth on an oak tree we have in our yard. It is fuzzy and when broken open you can see vegetative material - almost like seed pods. It appears as part of the tree, but seems odd for an oak tree. A google search doesn't give good results. Much of the results say some type of gall, but this thing doesn't seem to fit the online pictures of gall.

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    Default Re: Help ID this plant

    Anybody?? Aren't there any aspiring horticulturists around here?

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    Default Re: Help ID this plant

    That is a oak gall.

    http://www.scnps.org/images/plantid/oak_gall.jpg

    http://www.roundrockjournal.com/wp-c...06/05/gall.JPG

    These are growths caused by the presence of the larva of a small wasp [harmless to us], and this one may be from a Cynipid Wasp, Callirhytis seminator.

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    Default Re: Help ID this plant

    Awesome! Thank you.

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    Default Re: Help ID this plant

    Learn something new every time I read this forum. Thank you wolfpenfarm.

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