Go Buckeyes! (and Horsechestnuts)

by Nancy Rose
June 1, 2017

“Great and curious blunder in dame nature”

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
September 7, 2016

“Great and curious blunder in dame nature”


Think back to late spring and early summer, and conjure an image of the floral display in the buckeye and horse-chestnut (the genus Aesculus) collection at the Arnold Arboretum. The trees were filled with huge clusters (thyrses) of flowers. Now fast forward to September. The fruits are reaching their full magnificence: large and pear-shaped on the […]

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