Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_a_hippocastanum_2
May Suffolk County MA
A tree 50-75' tall, usually a spread of 40-70'. Can grow to 100' or taller, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_a_hippocastanum_c
Flowers white with a blotch of yellow at the base which turns reddish, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.
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
Palmately compound: (5)7 leaflets
White with red spots & yellow claw
Flowers in terminal panicles
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Identifying Trees: An All-Season Guide to Eastern North America p232
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p050