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Aesculus sylvatica Bartram. Painted Buckeye. Phen: Apr-mid May; Jul-Aug. Hab: In the Piedmont in mesic, nutrient-rich forests, on bottomlands, lower slopes, and in ravines, in the Coastal Plain primarily on floodplains of brownwater (alluvium-carrying) rivers (most notably the Roanoke River in NC), in the Mountains only at low elevations. Dist: Primarily a Southeastern Piedmont endemic, occurring primarily in the Piedmont from sc. VA south through c. NC, c. SC, and nc. GA to nc. AL, with an extension north into e. TN.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = C, F, K1, K3, K4, RAB, Tn, Va, W, Du, Harris, & Xiang (2020), Hardin (1957a), Hardin (1957b); = Aesculus neglecta Lindl. – G, misapplied; > Aesculus georgiana Sarg.; < Aesculus octandra Marshall – S

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