Aesculus indica (Indian Horse Chestnut)
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Native: North-west Himalaya
Location: Cultivated in parks and gardens since it is a highly decorative tree.
Leaves have seven, sometimes five or nine, stalked leaflets.
Flowers open in June and July in panicles about 10-15cm tall, though may be two or three times as large. Stamens protrude from the flowers which may be pink or with upper pair of petals flushed yellow or red.
Fruit has thin smooth skin enclosing two or three wrinkled brown seeds.