Conker

Conker

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Credit: STEVE VOWLES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Conker and fallen leaves. Conker (brown) in its prickly case on the ground. This nut, the fruit of the horse chestnut tree (Aesculus hippocastanum), is used in the traditional British children's game conkers. When the nut is ripe it falls to the ground and the case splits open.

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Keywords: aesculus hippocastanum, autumn, autumnal, biological, biology, case, conker, fallen, fruit, grass, horse chestnut, leaf, leaves, nature, nut, one, prickly, reproduction, reproductive, ripe, seed, single, spike, spikes, zoological, zoology

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