Silver beech seeds (top) are about 5 millimetres long and roughly oblong. The tips of three narrow wings extend above the body of the seed. Red beech seeds (bottom) are about 7 millimetres long and oval. The wings are broad at the base of the seed and taper to a point.
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Reference: 10049561 (top); 10049562 (bottom)
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