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Aesculus pavia

Red Buckeye

Scientific Name:

Aesculus pavia

Genus:

Aesculus

Species Epithet:

pavia

Common Name:

Red Buckeye

Plant Type

Tree

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Sapindaceae (Soapberry Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Swamp forests, usually stagnant, usually blackwater (not receiving
significant alluvium), and especially over marl (coquina limestone).

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Attracts hummingbirds and bees. Nuts consumed by squirrels.

Blooms

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Jack Spruill

Plant

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Jack Spruill

Fruit

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Jack Spruill, Hampstead, August 22, 2009

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NC State Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox: https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/aesculus-pavia/

Vascular Plants of NC: https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php [type Aesculus pavia in the Scientific Name box and click on the Search button]


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