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Aesculus flava

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 39837

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Aesculus flava is cold hardy
USDA Zone:5 -20° to -10°F   (-29° to -23.5°C)
Type of plant - deciduous tree
Flower or inflorescence: YELLOW, in panicles to 18x7cm.
Fruit: capsule to 6cm. wide
Foliage: 5-7 obov. lfts. to 18x7cm.
Height, in meters: 28
Height, in feet: 92.40
Aesculus flava seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Parts of Aesculus flava are considered toxic.

Synonyms (alternative names) for Aesculus flava:
Aesculus octandra, 

Common names for Aesculus flava:

Buckeye,  Horse Chestnut,  Sweet Buckeye,  Yellow Buckeye, 

Aesculus flava is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

29:   Temperate Forest and Woodland Tree and Shrub Seed List
87:   Natives of Central U.S.A.
131:   Toxic Plants
Some of the deadliest known poisons are found in plants. Some major food plants, eaten by millions of people every day, have toxic parts.
177:   Shrubs and Trees For Autumn Colour
423:  Hippocastanaceae
608:  Sapindaceae
719:   North American Native Ethnobotanicals
Including medicinal, dye, fiber, food, construction, ritual
720:   Fire Resistant Plants
Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.

Happier and Healthier Plants, Naturally

plant-fungus communities, for improved nutrition, and disease and drought resistance.

Germination guide for Aesculus flava

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Aesculus flava seeds will usually germinate in 7 days, if conditions are favourable.
Normally germinates in the dark. Sow Aesculus flava seeds about 15mm deep in a rich, well drained seed sowing mix at about 10°C.

Soak stored seeds before sowing. Sow with scar down. Best sown in situ as a long, fragile, taproot grows quickly. Temperature necessary for germination is reduced from 18C to 7C by overwintering (cold stratification)

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