Aesculus hippocastanum, Horse Chestnut
Trees or shrubs, leaves arranged opposite and have leaflets. Flowers are yellowish and cluster at branch ends. Fruit is prickly and contains glossy brown seeds with a pale scar.
Only during drought conditions, unpalatable.
Nuts, seedlings, leaves, bark, honey and buds
Colic, diarrhea, depression, dilated pupils, lack of coordination, paralysis, inflammation of mucus membranes.
Contains glycosides and perhaps a narcotic alkaloid which Can be fatal
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