Aesculus parviflora Walter - Bottlebrush Buckeye


 

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Aesculus parviflora (image 1 of 4)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Hippocastanaceae

Habitat

Rich woods.

Associates

 

Distribution

AL, GA, and northern FL.

Morphology

Suckering deciduous shrub to 3.5 m high and potentially much wider; leaves opposite, palmately compound; leaflets 5-7; inflorescence an elongate cylindrical panicle with numerous tubular white flowers; anthers red; fruit smooth.

Notes

Flowers June to July

Wetland indicator: NA

Native to a small area in the southeast but frequently cultivated and hardy much further north, to USDA Zone 4.

References

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=281048

 


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Michael Hough 2018