The Aesculus glabra or the “Ohio Buckeye”. Usually, these tresses stand about 40-60’ tall. The Aesculus Glabra is a poisonous plant, all parts of the tree are poisonous this includes the leaves, bark, and fruit. The Ohio State Tree produces seeds, these seeds are chestnut brown and usually 1 ½ inches in diameter.
These seeds are usually found in the month of October and getting more in depth, the leaves are opposite and are made up of 5 live leaflets usually 3 to 6 inches long.
The flowers of this tree are pollinated by the Ruby-throated Hummingbird and different species of bees.
The Ohio buckeye is polygamy-monoecious, which means The flowers are male and female combined. It usually springs when these flowers really start to appear.
The Ohio buckeye grows faster than most of the oaks and develops a strong taproot the first year. It is not very moist around this time of year, but the Ohio buckeye still grows.
This is peculiar because the buckeye is a moist-site tree and is found near water, but sometimes this tree is found in drier sites.
These trees are found in Ohio of course, Illinois, Oklahoma, parts of Texas, and Indiana; this is the native range of Ohio buckeye. Being from Ohio I have had a chance to see these trees and I must say there are fascinating.