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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.


Leaves have seven or nine leaflets.


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.


Carya cordiformis

Fruit has four ridges on the top half.