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Genus 'Carya'

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Carya cordiformis
Carya glabra
Carya illinoinensis
Carya laciniosa
Carya ovata
Carya tomentosa

Carya cordiformis (Bitternut or Swamp Hickory)

Carya cordiformis

Native: Eastern N. America

Location: Cultivated in Europe in botanical collects and large gardens.

Distinguished from other hickories by its yellow winter buds.

Foliage

Leaves have seven or nine leaflets.

Flowers

Carya cordiformis

Male catkins expand to 6-7.5cm shedding pollen in late May, or early June. The female flowers are inconspicuous between leaves at tips of growing shoots.

Fruits

Carya cordiformis

Fruit has four ridges on the top half.