List of Trees 61-90

Yellow Buckeye/Painted Buckeye

Aesculus sylvatiaca Bartram

Family Sapindaceae

A tree with a rounded crown and upright clusters of showy yellow flowers. Leaves are opposite and palmately compound. The fruits are large shiny brown poisonous seeds; maturing in early autumn. They are found in rich, moist, deep soils from river bottoms to deep mountain valleys or slopes; in mixed forests. The largest of the buckeyes, it is abundant in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Some other species that have been planted as ornamentals:

Ohio Buckeye - Aesculus glabra Willd.

Yellow Buckeye Aesculus flava Soland.

Painted Buckeye Aesculus sylvatica Bartr.

Red Buckeye Aesculus pavia L.