Ohio BuckeyeAesculus Glabra WilldPresented by Torie RamloseClassificationKingdomSubkingdomSuperdivisionDivisionClassSubclassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
Plantae (plants)Tracheobionta (vascular plants)Spermatophvta (seed plants)Magnoliophyta (flowering plants)Magnoliopsida (dicotyledons)RosidaeSapindalesHippocastanaceae (horse chestnut family)Aesculus L. (buckeye)Aesculus glabra Willd (Ohio buckeye)
Text Shape, Form, & TypeFigure #1Text , Fig Height: 9-16 meters tallDiameter: 60-90 cm Limbs: grow oppositeMature: 60-80 years oldRounded Top
Figure #2Text , Fig It has slight, flakey ridges.It is light grey or light brown.It is scaly.Twig
Figure #3Text , Fig The twigs each have their own leaf scar.When a twig is broken a fetid odor is released.Buds grow on them.Leaf
Figure #4Text , Fig The leaves are:broadflat
palmately compound5 leaflets per petiolelighter green above toothed once BudFigure #5
Text , Fig The bud has overlapping scales that flare on the edges.FlowerText , Fig Figure #6The flowers are small and are a pretty yellow-green. The stamen sits far out from the flower so that it is easier for bugs to pollinate the flowers.
Figure #7Text [2&4], Fig The fruit contains one seed and emerges from a husk. The husk is spiny, but the spines are small.
Figure #8Habitat and RangeThe Ohio Buckeye can live in the sun, part shade, or shade.The soil should be rich, moist, and well-drained.Drought is a large problem the buckeye faces.
Figure #9Text , Fig UsesIt was used as a good luck charm to cure rheumatism when carried in ones pocket.It was also used to make furniture, crates, pallets, caskets, and artificial human limbs.
In the pastTodayIt is used for pulp.
Figure #10Text , FigWorks CitedTextFigure[Tree] [photograph]. PlantFiles Pictures:Decumbent picture (Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra)) In Daves Garden. Retrieved from http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=2899728[Parts][photographs]. Ohio Gov. Retrieved from http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/tabid/5343/Default.aspxTwig, Leaf, Flower, and Fruit. Aesculus glabra. Retrieved from http://www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/bioimages/species/aegl.htm[Casket][photograph]. Jewish Orthodoxed Caskets. Retrieved from http://www.texasjewishfuneralservices.com/caskets.html[Map][map] Plants Database. Retrieved from http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=AEGL
Plants Profile. (n.d.). Natural Resources Conservation Service [Ohio taxation]. Retrieved June 22, 2010, from http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=AEGL Ohio gov. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/tabid/5343/Default.aspx 3.Ohio State Tree. Retrieved June 24, 2010, from http://www.50states.com/tree/ohio.htmWhats Special about the Ohio Buckeye Tree? In Northwest Ohio Nature. Retrieved June 24, 2010, from http://www.ohio-nature.com/buckeye-tree.htmlOhio Buckeye. In What Tree Is It? Retrieved June 24, 2010, from http://www.oplin.org/tree/fact%20pages/buckeye_ohio/buckeye_ohio.html6.Native Plant Database. Retrieved June 24, 2010, from http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=AEGL