Buckeye tree with ripening seeds.

The Manship House grounds are home to several small buckeye trees.  Native to the southeastern United States, aesculus pavia, the red buckeye or firecracker tree, is often planted as a handsome ornamental.  Showy red flower spikes attract hummingbirds and butterflies in the spring.  Smooth brown inedible seeds called buckeyes ripen in the fall.  The seeds of the buckeye were said to bring good luck.

Buckeye seeds.