I am a reporter for The Metropolis Planet Newspaper
(www.metropolisplanet.com). Our boss brought in some buckeyes to work
and that led to a discussion about what buckeyes are and what their purpose is.
From searching the net I gather that buckeyes are similar to
chestnuts? What are they exactly and are they used for?
Just a curious reporter trying to find some answers.
The following compares & contrasts true chestnuts (genus = Castanea) vs.
horsechestnuts & buckeyes (genus = Aesculus):
The following are helpful re. buckeyes:
Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.
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Update: June 2012