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

Why is the Horse Chestnut Tree so called?

Eugene A. Connell

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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.