Aesculus glabra (Ohio Buckeye)
Native: South-east and central United States
Location: Grown in collects and gardens in eastern N. America and in Europe.
May grow to 21m but usually half this size.
Leaves have short stalks on the five leaflets.
Flowers open in April and May and are comparatively drab, spikes 10-18cm long. These are similar to Aesculus glabra var. sargentii flowers.
No sample available
Fruits are 2.5-5cm long with prickles on the outside, usually containing two brown seeds. This is the only American horse chestnut with prickly fruit.