Yellow BuckeyeAesculus flava (octandra)
The yellow buckeye is a rugged beauty, with its thick bark, interesting yellow spring blooms, and striking orange fall color. In parks and yards, it serves as an attractive and dense shade tree suitable as a pleasing focal point or a visual screen.
But where does the word "buckeye" come from? This tree actually gets its name from the whitish scar found on each brown seed. It is said to give the seed the appearance of a deer's eye.