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White flower spikes up to 30cm, sometimes referred to as Candles. 4-5 white petals with yellow or pink blotches at their bases.
The green globular fruits of the Horse Chestnut are commonly known as 'conkers' and they are sometimes spiky on the outside. The shells of the conkers split open to reveal a brown nut (the seed). Each conker can be anything up to 6cm in diameter.
A deciduous tree with shiny green, large leaves. The palmate leaf resembles the shape of a hand with spreading fingers. Each leaf has 7 green fingers (or leaflets) which emanates from the end of its stem.
30 meters tall.
Horse Chestnut is poisonous. All parts of the plant contain poisons such as esculin, glycoside and saponin.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Flowers smell pleasant.
Buckeye, Common Horse Chestnut, Conker Tree, European Horse Chestnut.
Gardens, towns, woodland.