6 responses to “Xanthoceras sorbifolia and Aesculus hippocastanum”

  1. Beverley

    Xanthoceras sorbifolia – Z6 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
    Xanthoceras sorbifolia – Z5-8 – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk
    Aesculus hippocastanum – Z3 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
    Aesculus hippocastanum – Z3-8 – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

  2. Ron B

    Facciola, CORNUCOPIA II (Kampong Publications) calls it Shiny-leaf yellowhorn and Northern macadamia, says
    “Flowers and leaves are used for food. The nut is…quite sweet. The flavor is thought by some to be reminiscent of a macadamia nut”

  3. L Kilpatrick

    I still am so awed by nature’s color palette. Such beautiful photography…thank you

  4. phillip lacock

    …ah…the sweet memories of youth…early autumn..running from st. pats school in penna. as soon as the bell rang… to the neighborhoods that had those huge horse-chestnut trees…to gather those beautiful gems of the trees that had fallen during our classes…to hold in our hands these so very smooth and shiny brown fruits….

  5. Daniel Mosquin

    Since a few people have asked me, these were photographed by me.

  6. maureen

    the forms in nature are so inspiring! What a great photo of a fantastic plant. I often collect the horsechestnuts for no other reason than that the pods are so outrageously beautiful and strange — and the nuts themselves like polished wood objects of beauty.

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