Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3580

Tree
Perennial

Non-native: southeast Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare in our area

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

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Palmately compound: (5)7 leaflets
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
White with red spots & yellow claw
Bisexual
5-8 sepals
4-5 petals
Flowers in terminal panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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 hippocastanum   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aesculus hippocastanum   FAMILY Hippocastanaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Horsechestnut