Aesculus glabra var. arguta
Western Buckeye is a large shrub or small tree that grows best on well-drained, slightly acidic soils. Leaves are dark green, palmately compound with 5-11 leaflets. This buckeye produces creamy white to yellow flowers in the spring after the leaves appear and bears a leathery fruit with 2-3 large shiny seeds in each capsule. Western buckeye is an understory tree species. Sun to partial sun. Seed collected from the most northern range of Western Buckeye from Nebraska City, NE.