Bottlebrush Buckeye – Aesculus parviflora – 24 May 2016

2016-05-24 Botany Bill JournalNon-RefugePlant Profile

On the way home from work today, I took a bunch of pictures of two established colonies of Aesculus parviflora (Bottlebrush Buckeye) near our home. One of them was in the middle of someone’s lawn and the other one was in the woods.  I first spotted them six years ago, and they have spread since then. The latter one ran for about 100 feet along the road and was about 50 feet back into the woods. Three or four saplings had popped up across the road from this colony. I am not sure if they are primarily spread from seedlings or if they are clones, but they sure like where they are at.

The following are photographs that I took today. (Click on the thumbnails for a larger view.)

The following are photographs that I took in previous years.

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