Also called the sweet buckeye and Aesculus octandra.  Part of 🌰︎ buckeye / horse chestnut  genus Aesculus and soapberry  family Sapindaceae.

Native to North America's Ohio Valley and 🗻︎ Appalachia.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Aesculus hosts caterpillars of 13 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

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