My wife had a poinsettia on our balcony that died in a surprise frost while we were away. The empty pot stayed on our balcony for a while, and new sprouts gave her hope that it had managed to survive in the roots.
But it soon developed leaves that were clearly not poinsettia. I took one look at them and thought they looked quite like traditional oak leaves, though I don’t see how that could have happened. Friends all concurred that they look like oak leaves.
At this point, they look a little more pointy than the traditional knobby look, but still, pretty oak-like:
So, is this an oak tree? Any idea how it got there?
This is in Arlington, Virginia.