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Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid-Atlantic
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Aesculus pavia (Red Buckeye)
Native mostly to the southeastern United States,* 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.
*It is not locally native to the Mid-Atlantic Region.
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Tried and True Native Plant Fact Sheets