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Oak (Quercus robur)


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A large tree that can reach a height of 30-40 metres, with rough, furrowed brown bark and crooked branches. It produces yellowy-brown flowers in May, male flowers on pendants and female flowers on short stalks. The acorn fruits develop late summer / early autumn. It can live for up to 800 years. Pictured at Bromham, Bedfordshire November 7th 2009.

8th Nov 2009 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

plant tree acorn fruit

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