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Re: Help with mystery nut - part 1
  • Subject: Re: Help with mystery nut - part 1
  • From: Jan Lauritzen <janicelauritzen@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2012 08:25:09 -0700 (PDT)


Thank you, Peggy.  We went to Wikipedia and learned that they are definitely poisonous.  That is one of the reasons I wanted to identify the nut.  I like to know what is unsafe in the yard.

Thanks again,

Jan in Chatsworth

From: dpmallen tds.net <dpmallen@tds.net>
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2012 3:50 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Help with mystery nut - part 1

Do not eat the buckeyes - they are poisonous.  Peggy

On Sat, Oct 20, 2012 at 1:36 AM, Jan Lauritzen <janicelauritzen@yahoo.com> wrote:
Hi Kent,

Didn't realize that there was a California Buckeye.  My daughter is checking Google images as I type.  She says "There's a really good chance that you are correct."  Ours do not have the spines on the seed pods like the Western and Ohio seem to have. 

Thank you so much. 

Jan in Chatsworth

From: Kent Pfeiffer <kentepfeiffer@gmail.com>
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2012 10:00 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Help with mystery nut - part 1

It's a buckeye, probably a California Buckeye (Aesculus californica).


On 10/19/12, Jan Lauritzen <janicelauritzen@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> My daughter bought a house last June. We have been watching a tree produce
> what we, at first, thought was some kind of fruit. Then we thought it might
> be an almond but the leaves didn't look right. They have been getting
> bigger and bigger and now are splitting into 3 parts at the end of the
> fruit. Inside is something which, to me, looks like it resembles some kind
> of chestnut. However, we are in Southern California and I never even see
> Chestnuts except a few in the market in December.
> Would really like to know what we have. If you can help, thank you ahead of
> time.
> Jan in Chatsworth

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