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Aesculus hippocastanum

Aesculus hippocastanum L.

horsechestnut

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horsechestnut)
image by Hardin, J.W.

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NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: AEHI
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Aesculus hippocastanum
SELECTED SYNONYM:
GENUS: Aesculus
FAMILY CODE: HIPPOC

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NCBG DURATION
ANNUAL: 0
BIENNIAL: 0
PERENNIAL: 1

NCBG HABIT
HERB: 0
SUBSHRUB: 0
SHRUB: 0
TREE: 1
CACTUS/SUCCULENT: 0
GRASS/GRASSLIKE: 0
FERN: 0
VINE: 0

NCBG LEAF ARRANGEMENT
ALTERNATE: 0
OPPOSITE: 0
WHORLED: 0
BASAL: 0
FASCICLED: 0

NCBG LEAF COMPLEXITY
SIMPLE: 0
PINNATE: 0
BI-PINNATE: 0
TRI-PINNATE: 0
PALMATE: 0
TRIFOLIOLATE: 0

NCBG LEAF RETENTION
DECIDUOUS: 0
EVERGREEN: 0
SEMI-EVERGREEN: 0

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NCBG FLORAL SYMMETRY
RADIAL (ACTINOMORPHIC): 0
BILATERAL (ZYGOMORPHIC): 0
MIXED (BOTH ACTINOMORPHIC and ZYGOMORPHIC): 0

NCBG PHENOLOGY
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Bee Friendly: 0
Butterfly Friendly: 0
Bird Friendly: 0
Hummingbird Friendly: 0

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Soil Average: 0
Soil Moist/Wet: 0
Soil Well-drained: 0

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NCBG RECORD
ID IMAGE: 5201
ID IMAGE2: 5202
ID IMAGE3: 5201
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 0000-00-00

USDA PLANTS DATABASE
USDA Symbol: AEHI
USDA Common Name: Horse Chestnut
Native Status: L48 (I), CAN (I)
Distribution: USA (CT, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, VA, WA, WV), CAN (BC, NB, ON, QC)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree

STATE RANKS
STATE RANK: SNA (SE)
GLOBAL RANK: GNR
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TRACKED STATUS: N: Do not track

WEAKLEY FLORA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Aesculus hippocastanum
COMMON NAME: Horsechestnut
SYNONYMY: [= C, F, G, K, Pa, Z]
PHENOLOGY: May.
HABITAT: Urban and suburban areas, perhaps not definitely naturalized, but fairly often planted as a street tree and escaping as seedlings in the vicinity of plantings; native of se. Europe.
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RANGE MAP: Aesculus hippocastanum.png

ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Hippocastanaceae A. Richard 1823 (Horse-chestnut Family)
SUMMARY: A family…
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ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Aesculus Linnaeus 1753 (Buckeye)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 13 species, trees and shrubs, of temperate e. North America, w. North America, e. Asia, and se. Europe.
REFERENCE: Hardin (1957a, 1957b)=Z; Harris, Xiang, & Thomas (2009) Acevedo-Rodríguez, van Welzen, Adema, and van der Ham in Kubitzki (2011).
HERBARIUM RESOURCES
SERNEC: Find Aesculus hippocastanum in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Aesculus hippocastanum in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES
USDA: Find Aesculus hippocastanum in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Aesculus hippocastanum in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Aesculus hippocastanum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aesculus hippocastanum

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