Ohio Buckeye Aesculus glabra
Family: Hippocastanaceae (Horsechestnut)
Branching: Opposite

Ohio Buckeye is a rare tree in Canada, and is only found growing naturally in one or two locations.  But it is occasionally planted as an ornamental in place of the introduced Horsechestnut.  It looks similar to Horsechestnut, but its buds are not as large and resinous.

The terminal bud of Buckeye

Lateral bud and leaf scar.

Another view of the end bud

Lateral bud

Middle-aged bark

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