Help with flower Louisiana

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  1. tlairmore

    tlairmore Active Member 10 Years

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    Can anyone help with this flower, growing in Northwest Louisiana?
    thanks in advance
     

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    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    Aesculus pavia, Red Buckeye...?
     
  3. tlairmore

    tlairmore Active Member 10 Years

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    My photo attachment didn't get posted before. Any help with this flower in Louisiana? Thanks again
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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Aesculus pavia.... Common name red buckeye or firecracker plant,
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Totally agree with Silver surfer and can I say what an amazing photo. Fantastic..
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Known as red horse-chestnut here in Southern England. Used to be many where I lived as a child, but not so many now. Quite a spectacular tree when in flower amongst all the greens.
    Great photo BTW.
     
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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Michael F will correct me if I am wrong but in UK the American Aesculus pavia....buckeyes are very rare.
    The red flowered tree here is Aesculus x carnea briotii.


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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Totally agree Silver surfer, I last remember seeing one in the late 50's at a place called Southampton Common. It did stand out, hence why I remember it.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yep - Tlairmore's pic is Red Buckeye Aesculus pavia; the tree called Red Horse-chestnut (Aesculus × carnea) in UK is a hybrid between this and [Common] Horse-chestnut A. hippocastanum.
     

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