Leaf Identification

The leaves of the Common Horse Chestnut are palmately compound with 7 ovate leaflets that are 4″ to 10″ long. They are a light green in spring, dark green in summer, and turn yellow and brown in the fall.

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Twig and Bud Identification

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Bark Identification

The Common Horse Chestnut’s bark is grayish-brown to black broken into scaly plates.

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Fruit Identification

The fruit of the Common Horse Chestnut is a shiny, dark brown nut with a tan scar. They ripen in the fall.

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Flower Identification

The flowers of the Common Horse Chestnut are upright terminal panicles. They bloom in midspring. They are white with red or yellow markings.

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