* Leaves compound, arranged
in a fan shape, with 5 leaflets, 4-6".
* Bark gray-brown, with large, flat, smooth plates and scales.
* Flowers yellow, in umbrella-shaped clusters.
* Fruit a smooth, pear-shaped pod, 2", containing a buckeye, a smooth
dark elliptical to round seed, 1-1 1/2".
* Height: 60-75'.
* Flowers in May.
* Habitat: Moist woods, well-drained soil.
* Range: Naturalized in thae area from Pennsylvania south and west to
Tennessee and Georgia, elsewhere where planted.
* Introduced from Europe.
* The Yellow Buckeye was introduced in 1764. Superstitious people used
to carry the shiny, smooth buckeyes in their pockets to ward off rheumatism.
* Buckeye wood is light both in weight and color. It was formerly
used for artificial limbs. The nuts are not edible to humans
but are used by squirrels and other wildlife.