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Plant Details

Aesculus flava

Yellow Buckeye

Scientific Name:

Aesculus flava

Common Name:

Yellow Buckeye

Plant Family

Sapindaceae (Soapberry Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Deciduous Tree

Bloom Color(s):

yellow often streaked with red

Size in Feet:

70 - 90 ft

Soil Moisture:

mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

Late April - mid-June

Bloom Area:

Mountains, rare in Piedmont

Yellow Buckeye is common in the mountains in moist forests, especially on seepage slopes in coves.

"One of the largest, most massive, and commonest trees in Southern Appalachian coves, recognizable in winter by the bark of large platelike slabs, thick twigs, and massive form." Weakley Flora May 2011

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Paynter, May, 2012

Flowers

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Fruit

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Aesculus flava tree, Craggy Gardens Picnic Area, Blue Ridge Parkway, NC

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© Will Stuart, 2011

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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