-white with red and yellow blotches at corolla base
-12" long x 4" wide erect inflorescence of many solitary flowers; spectacular display
-mid-May; inflorescence stands out above foliage
-light brown spiny capsule
-splitting in Sept.-Oct. to yield 1 or 2 - 1.25" dark brown nuts with a prominent white "buck eye"
-gray stout stem; prominent brown leaf scars
-very large terminal dark brown bud(s) with large scales and a coating of shiny, sticky resin in late autumn through late winter
-lateral buds smaller; branches light gray, rough