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Painted buckeye
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Sapindales
Family: Hippocastanaceae
Genus: Aesculus
Species: A. sylvatica
Binomial name
Aesculus sylvatica

Aesculus sylvatica (painted buckeye) is a species of shrub. The species has five leaflets that are 4.5 to 6 inches long and 1.5 to 2.5 inches wide. The flowers are yellow and occasionally have red also. The species have dry fruit and brown, scaly bark.[1] The species is commonly found in forests and along stream banks. The shrub is poisonous.[2]


  1. ^ Authors, Multiple (1986). A Guide To Filed Identification: Trees Of North America. United States: Western Publishing. pp. 218. ISBN 0-307-13658-2. 
  2. ^ "Poisonous Plants: Aesculus sylvatica". Poisonous Plants of North Carolina. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 


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From Wikispecies


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Sapindales
Familia: Sapindaceae
Genus: Aesculus
Sectio: A. sect. Pavia
Species: Aesculus sylvatica


Aesculus sylvatica W.Bartram, Travels Carolina 476. 1791.


  • Aesculus georgiana Sarg., Trees & Shrubs (Sargent) 2: 259, pl. 197. 1913.
  • Aesculus georgiana var. lanceolata Sarg., J. Arnold Arbor. 2: 120. 1920.
  • Aesculus georgiana var. pubescens Sarg., Trees & Shrubs (Sargent) 2: 259. 1913.
  • Aesculus neglecta var. georgiana Sarg., J. Arnold Arbor. 5: 45. 1924.
  • Aesculus neglecta var. lanceolata Sarg., J. Arnold Arbor. 5: 46. 1924.
  • Aesculus neglecta var. tomentosa Sarg., J. Arnold Arbor. 5: 46. 1924.
  • Aesculus sylvatica var. lanceolata (Sarg.) Bartr., Travels Carolina 476. 1791.


Vernacular names

Русский: Конский каштан лесной
Українська: Гіркокаштан кольровий


USDA, NRCS. 2006. The PLANTS Database, 6 March 2006 ( Data compiled from various sources by Mark W. Skinner. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.


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