Ohio buckeye – Aesculus glabra
Horse-chestnut – Aesculus hippocastanum
Sweet buckeye – Aesculus octandra
DuPont buckeye – Aesculus x duPontii
Buckeye is not native to Delaware (although a certain state in the Midwest is well-known as the “Buckeye State”) but it is widely planted because of its showy flowers and vibrant fall color. Its leaves have a distinctive palm shape with five leaflets, however its timber lacks commercial value.
Buckeye leaves are compound with five narrow oval leaflets. The fruit is a spiny capsule that contains two dark-brown, shiny seeds – each with a distinct “eye”.
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