|Buckeye - eye of a buck|
Another member of the horsechestnut family (Hippocastanaceae) is the red buckeye, Aesculus pavia. It is generally smaller and more bush-like and as you have guessed, it has red flowers. Beautiful, upright clusters of dark-red tubular flowers, each cluster 4 to 7 inches long, appear in the spring. We have only one at Bull Mills as opposed to hundreds of Ohio buckeye. How it got here, struggling to survive in a rocky drainage, is a mystery.
For More Details go to:
Ohio buckeye - illinoiswildflowers, dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology
Red buckeye - illinoiswildflowers, dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology