Horse-Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
Horse-Chestnut Species Description
These plants are from foreign areas (those that occur outside of North America north of Mexico) that have been released intentionally or unintentionally. Plants that have been disseminated or escaped as a result of human activity, and become established somewhere within the United States, Canada or Greenland.
Allergenicity: No allergy has been reported for Horse-Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) species.
Pollination: Occurs in following seasons depending on latitude and elevation: Spring to Summer.
Angiosperm - Flowering Dicot: Plants in this group have two embryonic leaves (dicotyledons). Examples of dicotyledons are beans, buttercups, oaks, sunflowers, etc.
Tree: A large plant, not exactly defined, but typically over four meters in height, a single trunk which grows in girth with age and branches (which also grow in circumference with age).
Weed: Any plant growing in cultivated ground to the injury of the crop or desired vegetation, or to the disfigurement of the place; an unsightly, useless, or injurious plant.
Perennial: Living for many years.
Woody Stem: Non-herbaceous. Lignified.
Horse-Chestnut Species Usage
Pharmacological: Used in medicine or pharmacological research.
Honey/Bee Pollen: A plant used as a source of food for Honey Bees, and may be a flavor of honey such as clover or alfalfa.
Hummingbird Plant: A plant that is known to attract hummingbirds, usually brightly colored.
More Horse-Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) imagesby Jessie M. Harris from BONAP