Ohio Buckeye - Aesculus glabra var. glabra
A Midwestern buckeye, growing south of the Great Lakes, with isolated populations in Ontario and Mississippi, this is a lowland buckeye, typically of moist habitats. The leaves are palmate and typically consist of 5 leaflets, up to 6 inches in length and elliptic. Leaves, twigs and flowers are considered malodorous. The inch-long flowers are creamy and borne in long upright clusters. The fruit is round and has a thick husk-like covering; it is the only native buckeye fruit to have prickles. The seed within is dark and glossy and is poisonous, while the leaves are toxic to cattle.