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Introduced as a parkland species and now found widely in the countryside.


Common Name Horse-chestnut
Scientific Name Aesculus hippocastanum
Species Group Deciduous Trees
Interest Level
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Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Horse-chestnut family - Hippocastanaceae
Status Occasional
Flower Colour Group White
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
Preferred Environment
Look for The wonderful display of white 'candelabra' flowers
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Notebook Distribution Map Sites List Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Deciduous Trees