Tree Nut ID

Asked November 8, 2016, 4:54 PM EST

Hello -

These tree nuts were brought in for identification that were found in western South Dakota. Photos are attached. Thank you.

Clay County South Dakota

1 Response

Thanks for your question. It appears to be a Aesculus hippocastanum, or horse chestnut tree. Leaves and nuts very dried out, and ID of leaves, especially, is easier when they are green. But it is a tree found in South Dakota (and listed as a fire resistant landscape plant.