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
White flowered Horse-chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
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.
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