Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
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.
Print Version: Aesculus pavia, Red Buckeye
Learn more about other Mid-Atlantic plants: Tried and True Plant Fact Sheets.