(Aesculus glabra )
Known as Ohio buckeye, American buckeye or fetid buckeye, this species is native primarily to the Midwestern and lower Great Plains regions, extending southeast into the Nashville Basin. It’s Ohio’s state tree, and is early to leaf out in the spring. Though highly toxic if ingested, buckeye seeds have sometimes been carried as good luck charms. It’s rare to find any buckeyes on campus because squirrels often eat them before they hit the ground.