Sweet Chestnut - Castanea sativa
Large spreading tree to 30 metres. Leaves oblong, pointed and toothed, scaly beneath. Flowers yellowish green in erect or spreading catkins. Fruits 1 to 3 brown shiny nuts in a very spiny splitting husk.
Woodland, particularly on acid soils.
Widespread and fairly common in Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 73 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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