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Aesculus flava (A. octandra)

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Yellow buckeye
Category:
Poisonous Plants
Description:
Deciduous tree with opposite, palmately divided leaves with 5 leaflets; flowers yellow in large terminal clusters, stamens shorter than upper petals; fruit is a leathery capsule with 1-3 large, brown, shiny seeds, each with a pale scar (the "buck's eye")
Family:
Hippocastanaceae
Origin:
USA, NC
Distribution:
Mountains
Poison Part:
Seeds and tea made from leaves and sprouts
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Muscle weakness and paralysis, dilated pupils, vomiting, diarrhea, depression, paralysis, and stupor
Toxic Principle:
Glycoside aesculin, saponin aescin, possibly alkaloids
Severity:
HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
Found in:
Forest or natural area in rich woods and along creeks and rivers; landscape as ornamental trees

NCCES plant id: 940

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