(This article is about the plants called buckeyes. There is also a place called Buckeye, Arizona in the United States of America. A buckeye is also a breed of chicken, see buckeye (chicken))
|Buckeyes and Horsechestnuts|
| Aesculus arguta: Texas buckeye|
Aesculus californica: California buckeye
Aesculus chinensis: Chinese buckeye
Aesculus flava (aka A. lutea or octandra):
Aesculus glabra: Ohio buckeye
Aesculus hippocastanum: horsechestnut
Aesculus indicum: Indian horsechestnut
Aesculus neglecta: dwarf buckeye
Aesculus parviflora: bottlebrush buckeye
Aesculus pavia: red buckeye
Aesculus sylvatica: painted buckeye
Aesculus turbinata: Japanese horsechestnut
Buckeyes are poisonous, but some native American tribes leached the pulverized nuts to make them edible.
Several members of the genus are used as ornamentals. The horsechestnut, red buckeye, bottlebrush buckeye, and painted buckeye are all planted for their showy flowers. Several showy horticultural hybrids have been developed.
The Ohio buckeye is the state tree of Ohio.