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Key to southeastern U.S. Carya (hickory) species
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Comparison of Features of Hickories (Carya spp.)

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Name Habitat Leaf Leaf margin /
lower surface
Nut Twig / buds Bark
Carya carolinae-septentrionalis
southern shagbark hickory
limestone soils
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Carya cordiformis
bitternut hickory
streambanks, moist forests
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Carya glabra
pignut hickory
abundant on dry ridges

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Carya illinoinensis (pecan)  bottomland forests, planted

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Carya laciniosa
shellbark (kingnut) hickory
streambanks,  bottomland forests
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Carya ovalis
red hickory
ridge and slope forests
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Carya ovata
shagbark hickory
wide variety of habitats, well-drained slope forests
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Carya palida
sand hickory

 

 
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Carya tomentosa   
mockernut hickory
dry ridges and slopes
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Habitat reference: Chester EW, RJ Jensen, LJ Schibig, S Simoni. 1987. The Nut Trees of Land Between the Lakes. The Center for Field Biology of LBL, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN