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Is buckeye the same as chestnut?

No. The buckeye is the nut of several tree species of the genus Aesculus. The chestnut is a genus of eight or nine species of deciduous trees and shrubs in the beech family Fagaceae, family Sapindaceae.There are also some Eurasian… Full Answer

Is a chestnut and a buckeye the same?

No. Buckeyes belong to the genus Aesculus (family Hippocastanaceae). Chestnuts belong to the genus Castanea (family Fagaceae, which also contains oaks and beeches). You are probably confusing chestnuts with horsechestnuts (not related), which are also Aesculus, like the buckeyes. The… Full Answer

What is the state tree of Ohio?

The nickname for Ohio and its inhabitants -- Buckeye (Hippocastanaceae Aesculus glabra) became official in 1953 when the legislature named the Ohio Buckeye the state tree. Full Answer

Where do horse chestnut trees grow?

The horse chestnut tree [Aesculus hippocastanum] originated on the borders between Greece and Albania. They along with other members of the family are hardy thro'out most Temperate regions. Full Answer

What is the proper name for a conker tree?

Sweet Chestnut Answer.The Horse Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum is the tree that supplies conkers.The Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa) sometimes called the Spanish Chestnut supplies the nuts we roast and eat around Christmas. Full Answer

Is a roast chestnut the same as a conker?

No. Sweet Chestnut is contained in a capsule with soft spines and roasted , Horse Chestnut is contained in a spherical capsule with sharp spikes and is inedible. Latin genus,Castana hence 'castanets'. To be absolutely correct a roasting chestnut is… Full Answer

What do four-spotted ladybugs eat?

Scale [Coccoidea superfamily] is what the four spotted ladybug [Exochomus 4-pustulatus] eats. It favors scale pests of pine trees [Pinus spp]. But it also will be found feeding on scale pests of ash [Fraxinus spp], horse chestnut [Aesculus hippocastanum], lime… Full Answer

Are the nuts from a chestnut tree edible?

American and Chinese Chestnuts (Castanea) are indeed edible, however 'Horsechestnut' trees are the kind which are commonly found on American properties.This type of tree, actually called Aesculus Hippocastanum, contains nuts which are quite poisonous! They have certain food and drug… Full Answer

What are buckeye nuts good for?

Please see Are buckeyes toxic. The Ohio buckeye (Aesculus glabra) and Illinois buckeye, also called American buckeye, fetid buckeye, and stinking buck-eye, is non-edible for humans-- it is toxic and poisonous! However, eastern fox squirrels will consume buckeyes as 2… Full Answer

What is 'buckeye' in Italian?

Castagno d'India is an Italian equivalent of 'buckeye [Aesculus ippocastanum]'. In the word by word translation, the masculine gender noun 'castagno' means 'chestnut [tree]'. The prepositon 'di'* means 'of'. The feminine gender proper noun 'India' means 'India'. The phrase is… Full Answer