Aesculus glabra (Ohio Buckeye)

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The Aesculus glabra (Ohio Buckeye) is a neatly compact rounded tree with exquisite cream flowers. Spiky fruit is quite interesting in the fall.  It can attract humming birds because of the tubular flowers.  This species is closely related to the Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) introduced from Europe, however, this Aesculus is native.  In natural areas, this species is traditionally found in moist and mesic woodlands and river valley wall and floodplains.

  • Sun Exposure Prairie/Savanna
  • Soil Conditions Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic
  • Height 20'-40'
  • Flower Color Greenish-yellow
  • Flower Time April-May

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    Photo 1 by: By H. Zell (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons