Dried leaves of scarlet oak
D323-2015 Scarlet oak, Quercus coccinea (planted 2005).
Front lighting. Compare this shot with one of leaves of the same tree with back lighting, taken within minutes of this shot.
Scarlet oaks resemble pin oaks (Q. palustris) a little more closely than they do northern red oaks (Q. rubra).
Matthaei Botanical Gardens
November 19, 2015
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