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Aesculus sylvatica (Painted buckeye)
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Aesculus sylvatica

Aesculus sylvatica W. Bartram

Painted Buckeye

Hippocastanaceae (Horse-Chestnut Family)

Synonym(s): Aesculus georgiana, Aesculus sylvatica var. lanceolata

USDA Symbol: aesy

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Palmate
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Usually shrub-like, up to about 15 feet tall. Sometimes grows as a tree up to about 45 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: AL , GA , NC , SC , TN , VA

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Aesculus sylvatica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Aesculus sylvatica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aesculus sylvatica


Record Modified: 2022-10-13
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