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Yellow buckeye (Aesculus octandra)

buckeye terminal budbuckeye axillary budpith of yellow buckeye

Yellow buckeye (Aesculus octandra) has very large (3/4-1 inch) scaly terminal buds (left) at the ends of its stems. This tree has opposite budscales and leaves that are palmately compound, arranged like the fingers of your hand. Unlike the terminal bud, the axillary buds (middle photo) are vey small, setting at the top of the bud scale. The bark of yellow buckeye is very scaly and is often covered with algae and/or lichen. CLICK on any image to enlarge it.

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Published 8 August 2012       Last revised 8 August 2012  ©Clay Hill Memorial Forest 2012

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