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Ohio Buckeye

Aesculus glabra

The leaves of the Ohio Buckeye go through many color changes. They begin as bright green turning dark green in summer and then yellow and at times orange-red in the fall. Perfectly shaped greenish-yellow flowers bloom around mid-May. This Buckeye’s dark brown fruit is highly recognizable due to its prickly outer shell. Because of this fruit, street planting of the Ohio Buckeye is limited.

Images

Illustration of Ohio Buckeye Source: http://urbanaillinois.us/sites/default/files/attachments/tree-walk.pdf Creator: Illustration courtesy City of Urbana
Ohio Buckeye Creator: Crystal Sheu Date: September 30th, 2015
Ohio Buckeye Creator: Crystal Sheu Date: September 30th, 2015
Wounded trunk on the Ohio Buckeye This tree was hit by a car several years ago, but is on its way to a full recovery. Creator: Crystal Sheu Date: September 30th, 2015
Leaves on the Ohio Buckeye Creator: Crystal Sheu Date: September 30th, 2015

Location

411 W. Nevada | This is the smooth-barked tree in parkway on Nevada Street side.

Metadata

Mike Brunk, “Ohio Buckeye,” ExploreCU, accessed January 27, 2022, https://explorecu.org/items/show/344.