TG3103 : Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) - flowers

taken 4 months ago, near to Hellington, Norfolk, Great Britain

Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) - flowers
Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) - flowers
Most horse chestnut trees produce spikes of flowers with four unequal sized white petals, with spots at the base. The spots are first yellow then pink.

In the old days, the conkers > LinkExternal link produced by the horse chestnut used to be ground up and fed to horses to relieve them of coughs, which may explain the origin of the tree's name. Horse chestnuts are rarely found in woods but are a common sight in parks, gardens, streets and village greens. Horse chestnut was first introduced from Turkey in the late 16th century and widely planted in the UK. For a view of a horse chestnut tree see > LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 16 May, 2017   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 18 May, 2017
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Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 3158 0341 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.7492N 1:24.9954E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 3159 0342
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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