Aesculus × bushii

Species:Aesculus × bushii C.K. Schneid.
Common Name:Bush's Hybrid Buckeye
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Growth Habit:Shrub
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:Bush's Hybrid Buckeye is a native deciduous shrub in the Soapberry family (Sapindaceae). It has been reported from Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas. In Alabama in has been documented from the Black Belt region of central Alabama and the Tennessee Valley region of north Alabama. Bush's Hybrid Buckeye is a naturally occurring hybrid between Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra Willd.) and Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia L.). It can be expected anywhere the two parents occur near each other. As with most hybrids this species is intermediate in characteristics between its parents. The flowers are pinkish yellow, often with different colored flowers within the same inflorescence ranging in color from red to yellow. The flowers have petals of unequal sizes with glandular margins, and exserted stamens. The surface of the fruit is irregularly spiny or warty. Bush's Hybrid Buckeye is a very attractive shrub and is widely cultivated. Several selections are available. It prefers a moist, organic rich soil in partial shade.—A. Diamond.
Taxonomic Notes:A natural hybrid between Aesculus pavia and A. glabra.
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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FamilySAPINDACEAE - Soapberry family
Genus Aesculus
Species Aesculus × bushii C.K. Schneid. - Bush's Hybrid Buckeye


Citation Aesculus × bushii C.K. Schneider, Ill. Handb. Laubholzk. 2(8): 251. 1909.
Basionym: **
Type: USA: ARKANSAS: Fulton, common in woods, 15 Apr 1902, Bush 1357 (holotype: K).

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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Aesculus × mississippiensis Aesculus × mississippiensis Sarg., J. Arnold Arbor. 2: 121. 1920. USA: MISSISSIPPI: Noxubee Co.: Brookville, 8 Apr 1913, T.G. Harbison 1061 (holotype: A).

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Colbert, Lawrence, Lowndes, Sumter

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS, TROY, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2023 - 2023

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
UWAL0039220 Lowndes 07 Mar 2019 Diamond, Alvin R.
Aesculus X bushii C.K. Schneid.
ALNHS00003904 Colbert 14 Apr 2016 Barger, T. Wayne
Aesculus xbushii Schneid.
UWAL0014318 Lawrence 26 Mar 2012 England, J. Kevin
Aesculus bushii C. K. Schneider [A. glabra × pavia]
UWAL0056541 Sumter 09 Mar 2023 Keener, Brian R.
Aesculus × bushii C.K. Schneid
TROY000047510 Lowndes 07 Mar 2019 Diamond, Alvin R.
Aesculus X bushii C.K. Schneid.
UWAL0013220 Lawrence 26 Mar 2012 England, J. Kevin
Aesculus glabra × pavia [A. × bushii C.K. Schneide]
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