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Oak, Red (Quercus rubra)

Oak, Red

Description

Evergreen or deciduous trees. Leaves: alternate and simple, may have round, lobed tips. Flowers: pollen flowers in drooping, elongated clusters. Fruit: acorn.

 

 

Ohio Buckeye, Horse Chestnut (Aesculus glabra Willd.)

Ohio Buckeye

Description

A tree which reaches a maximum height of 50-70 feet with a rough bark which has disagreeable order. Leaf is made up of 5 rather large, leaf-like leaflets set, like the fingers or a hand, at the end of the leafstalk.
Blossoms: large clusters of pale yellowish-green blossoms appear at the ends of the branches. Usually seen in May after the leaves appear.
Fruit: a globular, spine-roughened capsule which contains 1-3 large glossy chocolate-colored nuts each with a large whitish scar.

 

 

Oleander (Nerium oleander)

Oleander

Description

Evergreen shrub up to 20 feet tall. Leaves are leathery, dark green, long and narrow to 10 inches with pointed tip. Flowers: yellow, pink, white, or purple. Fruit/seeds: dry 4-7 inch capsule with small hairy seeds.

 

 

Oxalis Clover (Oxalis pes-caprae)

Oxalis Clover

Description

Leaves: long-stalked, 3 leaflets. Flowers: 5-parted, white and yellow