Red Horse-chestnut - Aesculus carnea
A fertile hybrid it is a smaller tree than the White Horse-chestnut, with darker green leaves, some shoots lacking terminal buds. Smaller short stalked leaflets are broadest at the middle. Flowers with 4 equal plain pink or dull red petals in erect panicle. Stamens just longer than the petals. Smaller russet husked fruits with few or no spines
Mature trees, sometimes found in church yards and similar locations, and are probably the result of unrecorded planting.
Flowering - May.
Occasional records, mostly from England south of the Wash.
Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was not included.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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