Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in mesic forests over limestone, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Palmately compound
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow/Greenish-yellow
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
4 petals

FRUIT:
Light brown
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Aesculus glabra var. glabra   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aesculus glabra var. glabra   FAMILY Hippocastanaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Aesculus glabra

 

COMMON NAME:
Ohio Buckeye, Fetid Buckeye


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image of Aesculus glabra var. glabra

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_aesculus_glabra_8

March        

image of Aesculus glabra var. glabra

Ed Pivorun    ebp090404_4973

April    Walker County    GA

Pigeon Mountain

image of Aesculus glabra var. glabra

Ed Pivorun    ebp090404_4975

April    Walker County    GA

Pigeon Mountain

Petals only slightly unequal in size, and stamens about 2x as long as petals, per Weakley's Flora.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE flowers of Buckeye species

image of Aesculus glabra var. glabra

JK Marlow    jkm090404_027

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

Opposite, palmately compound leaves with 5-7 pinnately veined leaflets, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Aesculus glabra var. glabra

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_aesculus_glabra_23

April        

Leaves, twigs and flowers have an offensive odor when crushed, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Aesculus glabra var. glabra

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_aesculus_glabra_4

April        

Broad pyramidal clusters of pale yellow to greenish-yellow flowers, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

image of Aesculus glabra var. glabra

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_aesculus_glabra_6

May    Suffolk County    MA

Arnold Arboretum

Bark light gray, warty to scaly, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.