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.