Aesculus sylvatica

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Painted buckeye
Painted buckeye Aesculus sylvatica flowers leaves.jpg
Aesculus sylvatica inflorescence
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Sapindaceae
Genus: Aesculus
Species: A. sylvatica
Binomial name
Aesculus sylvatica
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Natural range of Aesculus sylvatica

Aesculus sylvatica (painted buckeye) is a species of shrub. The species has five leaflets that are 4.5 to 6 inches (11 to 15 cm) long and 1.5 to 2.5 inches (3.8 to 6.4 cm) wide. The flowers are yellow and occasionally have red also. The species have dry fruit and brown, scaly bark.[1] The species is commonly found in forests and along stream banks. The shrub is poisonous.[2]


  1. ^ Authors, Multiple (1986). A Guide To Filed Identification: Trees Of North America. United States: Western Publishing. p. 218. ISBN 0-307-13658-2. 
  2. ^ "Poisonous Plants: Aesculus sylvatica". Poisonous Plants of North Carolina. Retrieved 2009-12-05.