Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra)
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Forest Types: Beech-Maple
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Usually an understory tree, mixed with other hardwoods; growing primarily in the Midwest.
Stature: 30-50 feet high; to 2 feet in diameter; often spreading and bush-like--or growing as a small tree with a broad, rounded crown.
Leaves: Compound, composed of 5 leaflets 3-6 inches long, arranged palmately; finely toothed; yellowish green; malodorous when crushed.
Bark: Thick; gray; deeply furrowed or plated; malodorous.
Flowers: Yellowish green.
Fruit: A large, prickly ball 1-2 inches long; interior a large, polished brown seed.
Cite this page as:
Kuo, M. (2005, August). Ohio buckeye (Aesculus glabra). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/aesculus_glabra.html