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Aesculus hippocastanum

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Aesculus hippocastanum

Native to Greece, the horse chestnut was introduced to Britain around 1600. The Turks were said to feed the nuts (conkers) to coughing horses. The name may also come from the horseshoe-shaped scars on its leaves and winter twigs.

  • Posted: Sat. 23rd May 2009 09:32