Nature 2, 212-212 (14 July 1870) | doi:10.1038/002212a0

Why is the Horse Chestnut Tree so called?

Eugene A. Connell


DURING the spring this tree is the ornament and pride of our public and private parks. In “Woodland Gleanings” it is stated to be a native of the north of India, and is supposed to have been introduced into England about 1575.