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Aesculus hippocastanum

Aesculus hippocastanum L.

horsechestnut

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horsechestnut)
image by Hardin, J.W.
NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: AEHI
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Aesculus hippocastanum
GENUS: Aesculus
FAMILY: HIPPOC - Hippocastanaceae (Horse-chestnut Family)

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DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Tree

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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

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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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

NCBG RECORD
ID IMAGE1: 5201
ID IMAGE2: 5202
ID IMAGE3: 5201
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 0000-00-00

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