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Horse Chestnut

This week my Flora and Fauna Friday post is the Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum), a large deciduous tree.

Alternative common English names include conker, buckeye and horse-chestnut.

The species is native to the Balkans in South East Europe. However it is widely cultivated throughout the temperate world.

This photo was taken at Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England and shows the seeds, seed capsules and leaves in the autumn.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Horse Chestnut

5 replies on “Horse Chestnut”

I learnt another of nature’s gift from you again David M, never knew of horse chestnuts till now. Whopper size too and if these were edible and were grown in lil red dot, it will be devoured rather quickly haha!

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