California Buckeye, Buckeye Tree

Scientific Name:

Aesculus californica

Family:

Sapindaceae

Blooms:

May - Jun

Color:

White

Tree

Native, endemic to California

Candles of white flowers appear in late spring and early summer. The fruit, a little larger than a golf ball, was used by Tribal Natives to stupefy fish in creeks and streams. Buckeye graces canyon bottoms throughout the foothills.

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Mike Woodring

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