Name: Horse chestnut

Scientific name: Aesculus hippocastanum

Irish name: Crann cnó capaill

Provenance: Introduced

Family: Hippocastanaceae

Leaf/Needle: Deciduous leaf/Compound leaf

Height: 20 meters

Size: Large

Flowering: May

Pollination: Insects

Seed Dispersal: Mammal

Value to wildlife: Medium

Timber use: Carving

Mythology: Not very much, introduced species.