Aesculus flava Aiton

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Aesculus flava Aiton

  • Description

    Species Description - Canopy-tree to 30 m; lfls 5, dark bluish-green, ± drooping, oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, 10–15 cm, finely serrate, pubescent beneath when young; infls 1–1.5 dm, the pedicels and cal beset with small stipitate glands; cal tubular, 7–16 mm, shallowly lobed; pet 4, dull yellow to sometimes tawny or purplish or reddish, villous on the margin, the lateral ones 1.5–2.5 cm, with broadly elliptic blade and exsert claw, the upper 2–3 cm, with a much smaller blade on a long claw; stamens 7 or 8, equaling or shorter than the pet; fr smooth, 5–8 cm thick; 2n=40. Rich moist woods; sw. Pa. and s. O. to s. Ill., s. to n. Ga. and n. Ala. May, June. (A. octandra) Hybridizes with no. 2.

  • Common Names

    sweet buckeye, yellow buckeye