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Buckeye (Aesculus)

This genus is not native to Oregon and is currently not fully described on this website.

  • Leaves: palmately compound and opposite, with a very long petiole (leaf stem)
  • Fruit: reddish-brown seed with a huge white dot (looks like a buck's eye), packaged in a leathery husk sometimes with spiny bristles; husks open along clean, straight lines; nuts toxic to humans
  • Flowers: white to pink, in large, showy, upright clusters

 

 

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For more information on this tree, check here:

Dendrology at Virginia Tech: Searchable Fact Sheets

USDA Forest Service: Silvics of North American Tree Species


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