Sticky buds, horse chestnut

Sticky buds, horse chestnut

Sticky buds on the end of one of the twigs of a horse chestnut tree. The larger bud at the end of the twig covers what will open up to form one of the so-called candelabra of flowers. The smaller bud is of a leaf. Just below it, a scar of attachment marks the spot where there was a leaf stalk last year.