Aesculus

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Aesculus

a genus of the family Hippocastanaceae of shrubs and trees. Called also horsechestnut, buckeye. Contains a toxic hydroxycoumarin glycoside esculin in seed pods and shoots; causes depression, tremor, incoordination, paralysis. Includes A. californica (California buckeye), A. glabra (Ohio buckeye), A. hippocastanum (horsechestnut), A. pavia (red buckeye), A. octandra (sweet buckeye).
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Originally designed to commemorate the soldiers of both World Wars, Horse-chestnut trees now impede the view of the Village Hall from the garden, and local people feel the area is an eyesore.
FRAN ROBERTS, of Donnington Avenue, Coundon, Coventry, took these pictures (left and right) and said: "While shopping in Coventry I noticed how beautiful the horse-chestnut trees looked in Market Way.