Buckeye

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A deciduous tree, the bark or fruit of which contains coumarins, flavonoids, saponins, tannins; it is believed to be anti-inflammatory; it is administered as an extract or decoction for arthritis, haemorrhoids, varicose veins, and to stimulate circulation; it is used topically for muscle pain and cramps
Toxicity HCs are poisonous, and may be fatal in children
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Aesculus glabra may respond to shading by the trunks and branches of still leafless neighbors.
The ability of Aesculus glabra to occupy a wide range of forest environments, from edges to gaps to understory in secondary forest in the current study, to the understory of older forests (Hicks & Michaelis 2009), is consistent with its well-developed plasticity.
environmental control of early leaf phenology in juvenile Ohio buckeye (Aesculus glabra).
Aesculus glabra Willd.; Ohio Buckeye; Woods, especially floodplain woods; Common; C = 5; BSUH 13271.
It would be expected that these two species would decline relative to those well represented in the lower size-classes, such as Carya cordiformis, Celtis occidentalis, and Aesculus glabra. However, periodic severe floods may provide disturbance that would allow for reproduction of more flood-tolerant species.
Aesculus glabra Willd.: Ohio Buckeye; abundant; mesic woods; BSUH 12284.
Species DEN RD BA RBA Acer saccharum 297.1 35.3 2.41 6.55 Quercus alba 63.7 7.6 12.00 32.64 Carya glabra 74.3 8.8 4.19 11.40 Ostrya virginiana 123.8 14.7 0.72 1.96 Quercus velutina 17.7 2.1 4.41 11.99 Ulmus rubra 60.1 7.1 1.15 3.13 Carya ovata 42.4 5.0 2.16 5.87 Juglans nigra 21.2 2.5 2.59 7.04 Prunus serotina 17.7 2.1 2.04 5.55 Fraxinus americana 21.2 2.5 1.50 4.08 Quercus rubra 10.6 1.3 0.92 2.50 Aesculus glabra 28.3 3.4 0.13 0.35 Carya cordiformis 14.1 1.7 0.32 0.87 Liriodendron tulipifera 3.5 0.4 1.61 4.38 Fraxinus quadrangulata 7.1 0.8 0.03 0.08 Crataegus mollis 10.6 1.3 0.03 0.08 Fagus grandifolia 3.5 0.4 0.34 0.92 Ulmus americana 7.1 0.8 0.16 0.44 Celtis occidentalis 7.1 0.8 0.02 0.05 Tilia americana 3.5 0.4 0.02 0.05 Vitis sp.
Ulmus rubra and Aesculus glabra rank second in prominence in the understory (Figures 5 and 6) but are much less dominant in the overstory (Table 1).