Small bumpy red seed pod

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Date Photo Taken: 10/27/2019
Location: Smyrna, GA
Posted By: Charlotte Schiffer


There are lots of these small bumpy red seed pods on the ground in my Smyrna, GA woods this fall. The surrounding trees don’t seem to be the source as they are various types of oak, sweetgum, silver maple, some covered in English ivy. There are also Carolina Allspice bushes and a couple of young magnolias.


  1. laura735 Master Identifier says:

    I can’t tell if the ‘white center’ is a seed. Are there more than one in the single specimen? Can you put on some glove and exam the white center? I don’t know what are these and wondering if they could be a type of galls? If there are seeds, I suggest you could plant them and see if they would grow to give more clues. For now check out some of the oak galls images from these included links below. Again this is only a speculation. Thank you and best wishes!

    November 1st, 2019 at 1:52 am
  2. laura735 Master Identifier says:

    An oak type of gall.

    November 1st, 2019 at 1:53 am

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