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The Sweet Buckeye


Ae. oetandra, Marsh.

The sweet buckeye is a handsome, large tree with green ish yellow, tubular flowers and leaves of five slender, elliptical leaflets. Cattle will cat the nuts and paste made from them is preferred by bookbinders; it holds well, and book-loving insects will not attack it. These trees grow on mountain slopes of the Alleghanies from western Pennsylvania southward, and west to Iowa and Texas.