Other Common Names/Trade Names: Common buckeye, sweet buckeye.
Scientific Name: Aesculus flava
Best Characteristics for Identification: Marginal parenchyma, unpleasant odor.
Uses: Very limited due to poor strength and lack of character.
General Natural Range: Southern Appalachian mountain region from West Virginia to Georgia and Alabama.
Identical or Nearly Identical Species: None
Other Species Easily Confused With: Aspen, Basswood
Means of Distinguishing Similar Species : Buckeye has an unpleasant odor when freshly cut, neither aspen or basswood do. Aspen does not have marginal parenchyma.