Aesculus sylvatica

Aesculus sylvatica, the painted buckeye, is a species of shrub. The species has five leaflets that are 4.5 to 6 inches (11 to 15 cm) long and 1.5 to 2.5 inches (3.8 to 6.4 cm) wide. The flowers are yellow and occasionally have red also. The species have dry fruit and brown, scaly bark.[2] The species is commonly found in forests and along stream banks. The shrub is poisonous,[3] as are its seeds.[4]

Painted buckeye
Painted buckeye Aesculus sylvatica flowers leaves.jpg
Aesculus sylvatica inflorescence
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Sapindaceae
Genus: Aesculus
A. sylvatica
Binomial name
Aesculus sylvatica
Aesculus sylvatica range map 1.png
Natural range of Aesculus sylvatica


  1. ^ IUCN SSC Global Tree Specialist Group.; Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI). (2020). "Aesculus sylvatica". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T152909108A152909110. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-1.RLTS.T152909108A152909110.en. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  2. ^ Authors, Multiple (1986). A Guide To Filed Identification: Trees Of North America. United States: Western Publishing. pp. 218. ISBN 0-307-13658-2.
  3. ^ "Poisonous Plants: Aesculus sylvatica". Poisonous Plants of North Carolina. Archived from the original on 2009-09-18. Retrieved 2009-12-05.
  4. ^ Little, Elbert L. (1980). The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region. New York: Knopf. p. 588. ISBN 0-394-50760-6.