Synonym(s): Aesculus georgiana, Aesculus sylvatica var. lanceolata
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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Aesculus sylvatica
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GENUS CODE: AESCU GENUS SCIENTIFIC:Aesculus GENUS AUTHORITY: L. GENUS COMMON: Buckeye GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of about 13 species, trees and shrubs, of temperate e. North America, w. North America, e. Asia, and se. Europe. GENUS IDENTIFICATION: Identification notes: The following hybrids are known from our area: Aesculus ×neglecta Lindley [flava × sylvatica] and Aesculus ×mutabilis (Spach) Scheele [pavia × sylvatica]. They can be recognized by their intermediate morphology. GENUS REFERENCES: Hardin (1957a, 1957b)=Z; Harris, Xiang, & Thomas (2009) Acevedo-Rodríguez, van Welzen, Adema, and van der Ham in Kubitzki (2011).
FAMILY CODE: HIPPOC FAMILY SCIENTIFIC:Hippocastanaceae FAMILY AUTHORITY: A. Richard 1823 FAMILY COMMON: Horse-chestnut Family FAMILY SUMMARY: A family… FAMILY REFERENCE:
FRUITING PERIOD: July-Aug. DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE: Bottomlands, Moist forests
NATIVE RANGE: southeastern United States HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: Painted buckeyeâ€™s flowers vary from creamy white to pale yellow and pink. Its tubular flowers are quite showy for several weeks in the spring. The speciesâ€™ distinctive hand-shaped (palmate) foliage is attractive throughout the growing season. It is commonly found in the understory of moist woods. Though shade tolerant, best flowering occurs when grown in at least 3-4 hours of sunlight. It will produce root suckers but is not aggressive. This genus supports up to 32 lepidoptera species.
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Aesculus sylvatica
COMMON NAME: Painted Buckeye
SYNONYMY: [= C, F, K, RAB, Va, W, Z; = A. neglecta Lindley - G, misapplied; < A. octandra - S (also see A. flava); > A. georgiana Sargent]
PHENOLOGY: Apr-mid May; Jul-Aug.
HABITAT: In the Piedmont in mesic, nutrient-rich forests, on bottomlands, lower slopes, and in ravines, in the Coastal Plain primarily on floodplains of brownwater (alluvium-carrying) rivers (most notably the Roanoke River in NC), in the Mountains only at low elevations.
COMMENTS: Primarily a Southeastern Piedmont endemic, occurring primarily in the Piedmont from sc. VA south through c. NC, c. SC, and nc. GA to nc. AL, with an extension north into e. TN.
RANGE MAP: Aesculus sylvatica.png
Key to Map SymbolsABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora) Hippocastanaceae A. Richard 1823 (Horse-chestnut Family) SUMMARY: A family… REFERENCE: ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora) Aesculus L. (Buckeye) SUMMARY: A genus of about 13 species, trees and shrubs, of temperate e. North America, w. North America, e. Asia, and se. Europe. REFERENCE: Hardin (1957a, 1957b)=Z; Harris, Xiang, & Thomas (2009) Acevedo-Rodríguez, van Welzen, Adema, and van der Ham in Kubitzki (2011).
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