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Northwest Missouri State University


Yellow Buckeye

Aesculus octandra

Native. Leaves opposite, palmately compound with five leaflets. They will turn a pumpkin color in fall. Wood is light and tough. The gray-brown bark has large, flat, smooth plates. Grows to 90 feet in its native area. Yel¬low flowers are bome erect, 6 to 7 inches long and 2 to 3 inches wide in May. These form pear-shaped fruit capsules that hold two dark brown seeds.

GIS coordinate: N40 21.239 W94 52.923

Trail Number: T28

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Leaf - Yellow Buckeye

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Summer '08 - Yellow Buckeye