Also called American buckeye and fetid buckeye.

Part of 🌰︎ buckeye / horse chestnut  genus Aesculus in soapberry  family Sapindaceae in cashew / 🌰︎ chestnut / 🍊︎ citrus / 🍁︎ maple  order Sapindales.

Native to North America's Midwest, Ohio Valley and 🗻︎ Appalachia.   🌎︎ Map (.pdf).   Invasive > in Oregon   🌳︎ State tree of Ohio.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Aesculus hosts caterpillars of 13 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

"Buckeye" is the nickname for any resident of Ohio, or student or graduate of Ohio State University.

Learn more about 🌰︎ Ohio buckeye Aesculus glabra

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