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Horse Chestnut tree and blossom


Horse Chestnut, trees, blossom, conkers, nature photography






Photos of Chestnut trees in flower, May 2010, Bude Cornwall.

photo of the Horse Chestnut tree in blossom

Horse Chestnut tree


close up of the Horse Chestnut tree blossoms


Horse Chestnut tree blossom




Horse chestnuts are mildly poisonous to most mammals (not deer); the starch content was utilised in the World Wars to manufacture Acetone. Horse chestnut is rich in saponins and flavones and modern day herbalists recommend its use for venous insufficiency.

photo of the Sweet Chestnut tree in fruit

This is the edible Chestnut, native to the UK. Sweet Chestnuts most commonly appear cooked as roasted chestnuts or chestnut stuffing. It's amazing how many parents with young children, temporarily inflated with their new role as 'God', tell their children that these Sweet Chestnut trees are conkers.

Sweet Chestnut tree


chestnut trees video


A video clip of the Sweet and Horse Chestnut trees showing their habitat (hedgerows) and location.

chestnut trees



previous Paintings and Photos


photos of flowers, gardens, nature, Cornwall, trees; paintings, cartoons


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