Identification: Tree Identification

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  1. Olivia

    Olivia New Member

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    Hello everyone!! I was needing a little help on identifying a tree that I came across today, I will add the pictures down below and if you could help me that would be great!! Thank you so much!!

    Side note: I also live in Edmonton (Canada) if that would help you! As well as it had a strange spiky fruit growing on it and I couldn't decipher what it was!!
     

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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Except it isn't! The leaflets are too narrow, and are stalked, whereas Horse-chestnut leaflets are sessile; the fruit is tawny yellow, whereas Horse-chestnut fruit is green. I get it to key out to Ohio Buckeye Aesculus glabra.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Huh, well, nothing like being wrong in order to prompt a correct answer! ;-)
     
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    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I wonder if the wikipedia entry is based on this tree :-))

    I get the impression that quite a few Aesculus species are best adapted to cooler climates than the climates they're native to, with their large, heavy seeds that don't travel easily to catch up with postglacial warming.
     

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