Aesculus sylvatica from John from SC

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Hi Dr. Hill,
I found this unusual plant while on a hike in Clemsons experimental forest here in South Carolina. I found this plant on the woodland floor in deep shade adjacent to three other identical plants. The plant was approximately ~15 inches tall with a spread of ~10 inches.

Thank you for your help!

Hi John,

this is a young buckeye sapling with the leaves just emerging. In our area, probably dwarf buckeye,  Aesculus sylvatica. See:


Dr. Steven Hill, Botanist, SCNPS

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