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Horse Chestnut  (Aesculus hippocastanum)    NON-NATIVE

The big mahogany-brown conkers burst from a green spiky fruit.
(Smooth cases tend to be the pink/red flowered species)

**Please Remember** - Conkers are not edible and are POISONOUS

Leaves turn from orange to scarlet in autumn Clusters of white flowers.
Common in parks, gardens, streets and village greens. It was introduced from Turkey in the
late 16th century and widely planted here.
Leaf scar like horseshoe with nail holes.

Distinctive leaves, with five or more long leaflets

Opposite, very large red / brown, sticky buds