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Yellow Buckeye
Aesculus flava

This tree is native to the eastern United States. Growing 20-35 m tall, this species has palmately-compound leaves with five leaflets. Fruits are round capsules that contain up to three shiny brown nuts that are poisonous to humans.

Habitat:Rich soil in river bottoms or mountain slopes, part sun/shade.
Growth Habit:Deciduous tree, up to 21.3 m tall, 12.2 m wide, straight with hanging branches.
Bloom Time:Late spring.
Longevity:Long-lived.
Presence in US:AL DC GA IL IN KY MD MS NC NJ OH PA SC TN VA WV
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