Aesculus sylvatica

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Painted buckeye
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Aesculus sylvatica inflorescence
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Hippocastanaceae
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 long and 1.5 to 2.5 inches 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.