| Yellow Buckeye|
Aesculus pavia var. flavescens
Yellow buckeye differs from red buckeye both in having bright yellow flowers as opposed to red, and in being strictly limited to the Edwards Plateau, whereas red buckeye grows in east Texas on acid sands as well as in the Edwards Plateau. Where they meet, they hybridize and produce offspring with red-streaked yellow flowers.
Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree
Exposure: partial sun shade
Flower Color: yellow
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: leathery capsule with a white eye
Height: to 30 ft.
Width: 6 to 10 ft.
Plant Character: deciduous
Heat Tolerance: medium
Water Requirements: high medium
Soil Requirements: alkaline
Additional Comments: Although Aesculus octandra already has the vernacular name "Yellow buckeye," that name is also applied to A. pavia var. flavescens.