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Skeletonized Swamp White Oak Leaf - Quercus bicolor I found several leaves that were completely skeletonized. I&#039;m not sure if it was caused by insects or some injury. I assume it&#039;s an injury - maybe caused by a cold snap when the leaves were still in bud? Or, is it just how some leaves decay over time? I&#039;m not sure.<br />
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Habitat: Deciduous forest Geotagged,Quercus,Quercus bicolor,Skeletonized leaf,Skeletonized oak leaf,Summer,Swamp white oak,United States,leaf,oak,oak leaf,white oak Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Skeletonized Swamp White Oak Leaf - Quercus bicolor

I found several leaves that were completely skeletonized. I'm not sure if it was caused by insects or some injury. I assume it's an injury - maybe caused by a cold snap when the leaves were still in bud? Or, is it just how some leaves decay over time? I'm not sure.

Habitat: Deciduous forest

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  1. :O Wow! Posted 12 days ago
    1. Yep, it was neat. There were several leaves that looked like this. I'm guessing it's a chemical/environmental injury because they were all so perfectly and completely skeletonized. Posted 10 days ago

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''Quercus bicolor'', the swamp white oak, is a North American species of medium-sized trees in the beech family. It is a common element of America's north central and northeastern mixed forests. It can survive in a variety of habitats. It forms hybrids with bur oak where they occur together in the wild.

Similar species: Fagales
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Aug 10, 2019. Captured Aug 10, 2019 09:38 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/9.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm