One tree, four seasons
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A picture combo made available on October 5 shows a horse-chestnut tree (Aesculus hippocastanum) in a field in Jacobsdorf, Germany pictured over the course of four seasons in 2011 – winter (top left), spring (top right), summer (lower left) and autumn (lower right).
The fruit of the Horse chestnut tree.
They are not true nuts, but rather capsules.
- Definition: Horse Chestnut (bellasugar.com)
- National treasure horse chestnut hit by moth (mirror.co.uk)
- Tree of the month: Red horse chestnut (Aesculus x carnea ‘Briotii’) (earthfriendlygardening.wordpress.com)
- Champion trees of Britain and Ireland (telegraph.co.uk)
- Highly invasive horse-chestnut leaf miner found living in the Balkans by 1879 (sciencedaily.com)
- Plantwatch: Autumn arrives with brilliant colour and a bumper crop of berries (guardian.co.uk)