The spring-blooming red buckeye (Aesculus pavia) is a small understory tree found commonly throughout forests in the southeastern United States. The striking red flower stalk and palmate leaves clearly identify the species.
Alabama Wildflower Gallery
Alabama is home to a remarkably diverse variety of habitats, from the mountainous north to the boggy and sandy coast. These habitats are host to numerous species of wildflowers that range from the showy pitcherplants of the bogs to the delicate wildflowers of the mountain forests. From spring to fall, vines, shrubs, perennials, and annuals blossom in woods, open fields, and wetlands throughout the state.
Caroline Dean Wildflower Collection, Auburn University Digital Library: http://diglib.auburn.edu/collections/wildflower