What is this tree and seed?
July 5, 2015 3:52 PM   Subscribe

What is this tree and seed (nut?)? Eight or nine feet tall, growing next to a sidewalk and clearly intentionally planted. That seed is marble- or dime-sized, and I just picked this Friday, so it would have to be fruiting now in Austin, Texas. Don't worry, I'm not going to eat it. Just curious. Thanks!
posted by fiercecupcake to Home & Garden (4 answers total)
Best answer: I think it's a Mexican buckeye.
posted by dayintoday at 4:54 PM on July 5, 2015

posted by sulaine at 6:19 PM on July 5, 2015

Best answer: I'm pretty sure dayintoday has it; I had the same question and was thrilled when I saw one at the 'What is It?' exhibit at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. Here is what they have to say on the subject.
posted by theweasel at 9:00 PM on July 5, 2015

Response by poster: Thanks so much! Sure looks like a Mexican buckeye!
posted by fiercecupcake at 9:19 PM on July 5, 2015

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