TREE: Aesculus pavia (Red Buckeye)

Aesculus pavia, Red Buckeye flowers in May. Photo © 2018 Elaine L. Mills

Aesculus pavia, Red Buckeye flowers in May.
Photo © 2018 Elaine L. Mills

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Native mostly to the southeastern United States,(but not to the Mid-Atlantic region,  this understory tree is found in woods and along streams. Its common name refers to shiny seeds called buckeyes, which are encased in husked seed capsules. Its showy flowers, suggestive of firecrackers, have led to its alternative name, Firecracker Plant.

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