Aesculus flava Solander

Locations ofAesculus flava Solander in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Aesculus flava Solander
Common Name
Yellow Buckeye
Aesculus octandra Marshall
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Aesculus flava Solander
The red dots indicate the native range in Virginia. This tree is occasionally planted outside its natural range and sometimes escapes in suitable habitats. Such escapes have been documented in Fairfax, Henrico, and Loudoun Counties.
Rich cove forests, rich floodplain forests, dry-mesic to dry calcareous forests and woodlands, northern hardwood forests, and occasionally in other montane forests; this species is most common in moderately to strongly base-rich soils at lower and middle elevations but thrives in extremely acidic, infertile soils at higher elevations. Common in the sw. mountains, n. to Alleghany, Rockbridge, and Augusta counties; infrequent and mostly restricted to floodplains and sheltered river-fronting slopes in the sw. Piedmont, north to Buckingham and Nelson counties.
Native Status

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