Family: Hippocastanaceae

Scientific Name: Aesculus glabra

Common Name: Ohio Buckeye


Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra) is a medium size deciduous tree native to areas of North America. The seed is shiny dark mahogany brown with a light tan eye, hence Buckeye.

Plant TypeTrees Deciduous
Hardiness Zone5
Moistureaverage, moist
Soil & Siteaverage
Flowerspolygamo-monoecious, bearing both bisexual and male flowers, pale greenish-yellow
Fruitprickly (echinate) capsules, dehiscent, single seed is shiny dark mahogany brown with a light tan eye; hence Buckeye, seeds are toxic with tannin
Leavespalmately compound, five leaflets, green, yellow-orange to red, or tan in fall (not dependable)
Stemsash gray
Dimensions20-40 by 20-40 (HS)
Propagationcold stratified seeds
Native SiteNorth America
Misc FactsThe toxic substance in the seeds is aesculin. When bruised leaves and twigs stink, hence the name Fetid Buckeye. AKA: Fetid Buckeye, American Horse Chestnut
Notes & Reference#01-Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Michael Dirr),#93-North American Landscape Trees (Arthur Lee Jacobson), #181-Native Trees for North American Landscapes (Guy Sternberg)
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