Taxon  Report   111 
Aesculus californica  (Spach) Nutt.
Buckeye,  California buckeye, California horse chestnut, Shrub california buckeye
Aesculus californica
© 2009 Neal Kramer
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Aesculus californica
© 2004 George W. Hartwell
Aesculus californica
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Aesculus californica, a dicot, is a tree that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Aesculus californica
© 2003 George W. Hartwell
Genus: Aesculus
Foothill Woodland
Habitat: canyons, slopes [Walker]
Wetlands:Occurs in wetlands in another region, but occurs almost always under natural conditions in non wetlands in California [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Toxicity: MODERATE   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 24, 2017).

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