Jesse Hall Trail

Yellow Buckeye – Aesculus flava

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A Missouri native with a tall, straight trunk that is difficult to distiYellow buckeye is one of the largest

of the buckeyes and produces six-inch yellow flower panicles in June. The large nuts are inedible

because they contain a poisonous substance called aesculin. However, the American Indians are

said to have eaten these high-starch nuts after roasting, peeling and mashing and leaching them

for several days. Its leaves turn a soft pumpkin orange in the fall.


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