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My daily picture – Horse-chestnut

Any fruit is first a flower.

 Starting from this reality I thought it was interesting to start a photography project entitled “From flowers to fruits and seeds”.

If you missed the previous posts in this project, click on:

Flowers and seeds of basil

Old man’s beard flowers vs Old man’s beard fruits



Horse-chestnut is a large tree, growing to about 39 meters. The flowers are usually white with a yellow to pink blotch at the base of the petals.  Its fruit is a capsule, covered with a greenish shell, of relatively small size. It contains one (rarely two or three) nut-like seeds called conkers or horse-chestnuts. Each conker is 2–4 cm in diameter, glossy nut-brown with a whitish scar at the base.

  • Wich one do you like?

    • flower
    • fruit


What do you think?

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Written by Ileana Calotescu



  1. When I lived out in the suburbs of Latvia we had a large, lovely chestnut at the end of our street and I always loved picking up those smooth brown chestnuts