Aesculus glabra

Aesculus glabra - Ohio buckeye

The Ohio buckeye is the state tree of Ohio but grows throughout the mid-western United States. In the wild it grows on rich soil in river valleys. It is not quite as large as the Balkan horsechestnut (A. hippocastanum) but still large and broad crowned. The leaves are more slender than those of its European cousin and the dense foliage creates deep shade.