Memorial Union Trail

Ohio Buckeye  –  Aesculus glabra

gold line

Ohio Buckeye is one of the first trees to leaf out in the spring and one of the first to drop its leaves

in the fall. The spiny fruit holds the glossy brown nut cherished by children. Native Americans

named this tree because the seeds resembled the eye of a buck (male) deer.  This tree is best

for natural areas.