TG1122 : Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)

taken 11 years ago, near to Booton, Norfolk, Great Britain

Horse chestnut  (Aesculus hippocastanum)
Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
In the warm spring sunshine the young leaves have burst the protective shells of their buds.

The horse chestnut is a deciduous tree the seeds, leaves, bark, and flowers of which have been used to treat a variety of conditions and diseases. During the two world wars, horse-chestnuts were used as a source of starch.It grows to a height of over 30 metres; in Britain the nuts are used for the popular children's game conkers.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 8 April, 2008   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 8 April, 2008
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 116 223 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.4476N 1:8.1059E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 116 223
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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