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Small-flowered Buckeye (Aesculus parviflora)

  • Global Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Sapindaceae
  • State: AL, DC, GA, NJ, PA, SC
  • Nature Serve ID: 149394
  • Lifeform: Shrub, Tree
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 03/19/2019

The Bottlebrush buckeye is a rare shrub native to the southeastern US. Unique among American buckeyes, it is distinguished by having edible seeds and narrow, columnar white inflorescences. Bottlebrush buckeye was first discovered in South Carolina by the famed naturalist William Bartram. Later identified definitively as a new species and named, the original population was then lost for almost two hundred years, only to be rediscovered in the 1980's.

Where is Small-flowered Buckeye (Aesculus parviflora) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

Small-flowered Buckeye can be found in Alabama, District of Columbia, Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina

Which CPC Partners conserve Small-flowered Buckeye (Aesculus parviflora)?

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Taxon Aesculus parviflora
Authority Walt.
Family Sapindaceae
CPC Number 8718
ITIS 28722
Duration Perennial
Common Names Bottlebrush buckeye
Associated Scientific Names Aesculus parviflora
State Rank
State State Rank
Alabama S3
District of Columbia SNA
Georgia S2S3
New Jersey SNA
Pennsylvania SNA
South Carolina S1
Ecological Relationships

Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Bumble bees Bumblebees Confirmed Pollinator Link
Butterflies & Moths
Swallowtails Butterflies, zebra swallowtail Confirmed Pollinator Link

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