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Ohio Buckeye
Aesculus glabra

Also called the Fetid Buckeye, this malodorous tree is native to the lower Great Plains and Midwestern regions of the United States into Ontario, Canada. This species produces shiny 4-5 cm long capsular fruits that contain high quantities of tannic acid, which was once used by Native Americans to tan leather.

Habitat:Wet-mesic woods, bottomlands, stream banks, floodplains.
Growth Habit:Deciduous tree, growing to 15 m tall.
Bloom Time:Mid-spring.
Longevity:Long-lived.
Presence in US:AL AR GA IA IL IN KS KY ME MI MN MO MS NE NH NJ NY OH OK PA TN TX WI WV WY
Presence in Canada:ON
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