HORSECHESTNUT

(Aesculus hippocastanum)

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1.  Leaf

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2.  Fruit


Description

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Fruit:

  • 5 - 6 centimetres in diameter.
  • A brown spiny or warty capsule, splitting into 2-3 parts.
  • 1 - 2 large rounded shiny brown poisonous seeds.
  • Maturing in late summer.

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Species Requirements

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Habitat:

  • A shade and street tree in rich, moist soils.

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