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Red buckeye flowers are attractive

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A recent post showed that what might seem to be buds on a red buckeye, Aesculus pavia var. pavia, open to reveal not flowers but new leaves. If that left you wondering what the tree’s flowers look like, here’s a photograph from March 26 in Great Hills Park to answer that question. Among the flowers are some actual buds, so you get to see what they look like, too.

You’ll probably find these flowers attractive in the figurative sense of the word, but I discovered that they were literally so, in this case attracting a swallowtail butterfly.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 3, 2013 at 6:14 AM

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