Page author: David Giblin
Castanea sativa
European chestnut, Spanish chestnut, sweet chestnut

Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest and in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; also occurring in scattered states in eastern North America.

Habitat: Disturbed forest, thickets, and forest openings at low elevations, where escaping from cultivation.

Flowers: April-June

Origin: Introduced from Europe

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Castanea sativa Mill.
Publication: Gard. Dict. (ed. 8) no. 1. 1768.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
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Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Castanea sativa in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Castanea sativa checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Castanea sativa information.

E-Flora BC: Castanea sativa atlas page.

CalPhotos: Castanea sativa photos.

USDA Plants: Castanea sativa information.

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