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Common Name: Texas Buckeye

Species Name: Aesculus glabra Willd. var arguta (Buckl.) Robins.

Family Name: Hippocastanaceae

Plant Type: Shrubs



Plant Facts  
Origin North America
Duration Perennial
Distribution in Oklahoma Eastern two-thirds of the state
Sun Preference Moderately shade tolerant
Susceptibility Many foliar diseases, defoliators and other insects



ID Characteristics

  • Field Identification Characteristics

    Forms thickets, planted as ornamental

  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Plant Height: 4-inch diameter, 15-foot height
    • Leaves: Decidious Broadleaf
    • Leaf Type: Palmately Compound
    • Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
    • Leaf Shape: 5 elliptic to obovate leaflets
    • Stipules: Yes
  • Floral Characteristics
    • Petals: Showy branched clusters
    • Petal Number: 4
    • Flower Color: Yellow
    • Flower Timing: Spring
    • Fruit Type: Round spiky brown capsules



Habitat Closed canopy hardwood forests
Soil Type Moist
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 6 to 8
Successional Stage Mid



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