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Red buckeye

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Red Buckeye Leaves Emerging 1304

Anyone not familiar with red buckeye, Aesculus pavia var. pavia, who saw one of these red capsules while it was still closed would probably assume it’s a bud, but you can see here that it isn’t: the casing opens to release not flowers but new compound leaves that are initially much crinkled. I took today’s photograph, the first of this species to appear here, in Great Hills Park on March 7.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 26, 2013 at 6:23 AM

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