Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Aesculus flava
Sweet buckeye, Yellow buckeye
Taxonomy

Synonyms: Aesculus octandra marsh., Aesculus octandra

Subspecific taxa:

Classification:

Other taxonomic & nomenclature sources: USDA PlantsITISThe Plant ListIPNI

Species Distribution
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County Map Legend
Absent:
Not known from county
Medium confidence:
Medium or unknown confidence;
often old records or unverifiable observations
Medium-high confidence:
Often observations by expert botanists
High confidence:
Often vouchered herbarium records
Planted / introduced:
Native species introduced outside historic range,
or only in planted locations within county (e.g., restorations)
Historic / extirpated:
Only historic records for the species; likely extirpated
(Note that this category is not yet functional)

North American distribution maps for this species: FLNAUSDA PlantsBONAPBISON

Collection & Observation Phenology [?]

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Collection & Observation Timeline [?]

Species Status

Status/Listing: Extinct

Notes:

Origin: Native

Species Description

General: Dicot-woody, perennial

Roots: primary

Shoots: opposite leaf arrangment; compound, palmately leaf type; serrate leaf margin; Pinnate leaf venation; ovate, oblanceolate leaf shape

Inflorescence: panicle

Flowers: perfect, unisexual, monoecious; 5 merous; complete, irregular; yellow; perigynous ovary position

Fruit: capsule

Physiology: autotrophic; C3 C02 fixation

Ecology & Natural History

Habitat: Species is distributed in rich woods.

ILPIN Notes: Species has staminate and perfect flowers. Species has smooth fruit. Species has poisonous fruit.

Functional Relationships:

  • Pollinators insects (insect)

Human Relationships:

  • Edibility [?] : poisonous
  • Showy Flowers:

Wildlife and Livestock Information:

  • Food Value:
  • Cover Value: small non-game bird: good

Coefficient of Conservatism (C-value) [?] :

  • Entire State:
  • Chicago Area:

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