Growing near the urban foest. A welcomed native. Hope it propagates more!
Tree about 15ft high; leaves palmately compound growing in groups of five with the center leaflet as the largest one; pinnate venation and serrated margins; smooth bark with parallel bumps; gray bark; flowers growing in clumps with five fused petals; white on the rim and red in the center; five white protruding stamens with dark orange tips; flowers growing off single stem that branches off
~75 foot tall tree. Alternately, palmately compound leaves in leaflets of 7, obovate and cuneate- narrow at base and wide before the tip, irregularly serrated. Bark is dark brown, thin plates separated by shallow fissures. Flowers white, 5 petals- some with red-spotted and others yellow-spotted, borne in terminal panicles, 7 stamens- longer than the petals.
25 foot tree. Leaves are opposite and palmately compound, with 7 leaflets. Old flowers present in erect panicles with fruit ripening. Fruit is a green spiked capsule. Flowers bilaterally symmetrical with 8 stamens, 1 carpel and a superior ovary. Flowers have 5 united petals. 5 sepals present.
Aesculus hippocastanum is a large deciduous, synoecious tree, commonly known as horse-chestnut or conker tree.