Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 6 taxa in the family Hippocastanaceae, Buckeye family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Painted Buckeye
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Aesculus sylvatica   FAMILY: Sapindaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aesculus sylvatica   FAMILY: Hippocastanaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aesculus sylvatica 116-01-001   FAMILY: Hippocastanaceae

 

Look for it in the Piedmont in mesic, nutrient-rich forests, on bottomlands, lower slopes, and in ravines, in the Coastal Plain primarily on floodplains of brownwater (alluvium-carrying) rivers (most notably the Roanoke River in NC), in the Mountains only at low elevations

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare Mtns), primarily a SE. Piedmont endemic

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Red Buckeye
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Aesculus pavia var. pavia   FAMILY: Sapindaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aesculus pavia var. pavia   FAMILY: Hippocastanaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aesculus pavia 116-01-002   FAMILY: Hippocastanaceae

 

Look for it in swamp forests, usually stagnant, usually blackwater (not receiving significant alluvium), and esp over marl (coquina limestone)

Common (uncommon in NC, rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Buckeye
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Aesculus flava   FAMILY: Sapindaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aesculus flava   FAMILY: Hippocastanaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aesculus octandra 116-01-003   FAMILY: Hippocastanaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests, up to nearly 2000m, esp prominent in seepy cove forests, in the Piedmont only in "montane" habitats

Common (rare in Piedmont), a broad Southern Appalachian endemic

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Ohio Buckeye, Fetid Buckeye
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Aesculus glabra var. glabra   FAMILY: Sapindaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aesculus glabra var. glabra   FAMILY: Hippocastanaceae

 

Look for it in mesic forests over limestone

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bottlebrush Buckeye
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Aesculus parviflora   FAMILY: Sapindaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aesculus parviflora   FAMILY: Hippocastanaceae

 

Look for it in mesic forests on bluffs and in ravines (the SC occurrence is on Fall Line river bluffs, with shaley, subcalcareous soils)

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Horsechestnut
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Aesculus hippocastanum   FAMILY: Sapindaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aesculus hippocastanum   FAMILY: Hippocastanaceae

 

Look for it in urban and suburban areas; perhaps not definitely naturalized, but fairly often planted and escaping as seedlings

Rare in our area

Non-native: southeast Europe

 


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