Wild About Texas

Wildflowers

Red Buckeye

Scientific Name: Aesculus pavia

Common Names: Red Buckeye

Description

Shiny palmate green leaves are opposite and usually composed of 5 serrated eliptic leaflets, each 4 - 6 inches long. Individual flowers are 1 - 1 1/2 inches long.

Showy 4 - 10 in long panicles of red to orange-red, narrow tubular flowers.

Typically drops it's leaves as the summer heats up.

Seeds and young shoots are poisonous if ingested. Indigenous people crushed the seeds and shoots and put them in water to paralyze fish.

Bloom Color(s): red

Bloom Height: to 10 in.

Plant Width: to 15 ft.

Plant Height: to 15 ft.

Duration: Perennial

Leaf Retention: deciduous

Bloom Period: March to March

Plant Family: Hippocastanaceae

Growth Habit: Tree,Shrub

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