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Horse chestnut

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Family Sapindaceae
Name Aesculus hippocastanum
Common Name common horse chestnut
Featured Plant July 2011
Etymology
Aesculus From Latin aesculus meaning oak.

  See also:  Trees & shrubs

The common horse chestnut is a large deciduous tree that bears white / cream flowers in the spring, followed by large spiky fruits. Each fruit produces one large seed, traditionally used for the game of conkers.



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