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Horse Chestnut (Chestnut, Conker Tree, Buckeye)

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  • Common Name: Horse Chestnut (Chestnut, Conker Tree, Buckeye)
  • Latin Name: Aesculus spp.
  • Family Name: Sapindaceae

All parts of this plant are toxic, containing alkaloid saponins and glucosides (including the toxic glucoside esculin), and should not be planted near the tortoise enclosure.  Not to be confused with the Sweet Chestnut (Castanea spp.). 

See Sweet Chestnut.

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