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Horse chestnut better known as conker tree flowers ?

By Mototaur
These are horse chestnut flowers from the conker tree. They produce a bigger nut which you can not eat. Unlike the smaller sweet chestnut that you can eat.
Found in local fields

Thank you for the lovely comments and for helping me work out they are Horse chestnut flowers.
More info found here.
http://www.british-trees.com/treeguide/horsechestnut/nbnsys0000004580

Conker nuts are from the horse chestnut tree they are not edible. The outer shell of a conker has lumpy ,pointy bits and is thick and coarse.

They are great for putting a shoe lace through and having a game of conkers.

The sweet chestnut which you can eat has a prickly shell with finer points. Usually these are eaten at Christmas time.

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Comments


Hermanus 3 4 South Africa
11 Jun 2013 8:35AM
I really have never seen this but whatever the name I love the flowers Smile A great photo Zoe Smile

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WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
11 Jun 2013 10:14AM
Beautiful understated flowers, Zoe.

Dave
boov Plus
3 2 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2013 10:59AM
Superb flower on a superb tree (Horse Chestnut), ... Superb shot
Whichever tree it belongs to doesn't matter what does matter is that it's a pretty flower which has been well captured.

Mary
Fefe Plus
4 21 31 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2013 7:31PM
Yes horse chestnut.... we have a conker tree, and they are different flowers.
Lovely imageGrin
Diane
A delightful lovely image, Zoe.
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