Horse chestnut

Horse chestnut

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Credit: CHRIS B STOCK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Horse chestnut. This is the fruit of the Horse chestnut tree (Aesculus hippocastanum). Inside the shell is a single is a seed which may be ground and used as a type of edible flour. If roasted, the seeds yield a substitute for coffee which acts as a tonic. The most common use for the seeds, however, is the children's sport of 'conkers'.

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Keywords: aesculus, aesculus hippocastanum, angiosperm, biological, biology, botanical, botany, conker, dehiscent, fruit, fruits, green, ground, horse chestnut, nature, nut, one, part, parts, reproduction, reproductive, seed, single, stalk, structure

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