Sweet Chestnut (Chestnut, Marron)

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  • Common Name: Sweet Chestnut (Chestnut, Marron)
  • Latin Name: Castanea spp.
  • Family Name: Fagaceae

The leaves and seed shells of the Sweet Chestnut contain saponins and high levels of tannin, so this plant should not be grown near the tortoise enclosure. 

Not to be confused with Horse Chestnut (Aesculus spp.), which is highly TOXIC.

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