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 autumnClusters 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