Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 15 taxa in the family Juglandaceae, Walnut family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Black Walnut
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Juglans nigra   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Juglans nigra   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juglans nigra 053-01-001   FAMILY: Juglandaceae

 

Look for it in moist, nutrient-rich forests of floodplains and slopes, calcareous hammocks

Common (uncommon in NC-SC Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Butternut, White Walnut
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Juglans cinerea   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Juglans cinerea   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juglans cinerea 053-01-002   FAMILY: Juglandaceae

 

Look for it in moist, nutrient-rich forests

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Nutmeg Hickory
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Carya myristiciformis   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Carya myristiciformis   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carya myristicaeformis 053-02-001   FAMILY: Juglandaceae

 

Look for it in non-riverine swamps over calcareous substrates, including calcareous clays and coquina limestone ("marl"), oak flatwoods

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pecan
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Carya illinoinensis   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Carya illinoinensis   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carya illinoensis 053-02-002   FAMILY: Juglandaceae

 

Look for it in bottomlands. Eastward it is persistent around dwellings and in pecan orchards, escaped to suburban woodlands, rural forest edges and floodplains

Commonly cultivated

Native: south central US

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bitternut Hickory
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Carya cordiformis   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Carya cordiformis   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carya cordiformis 053-02-003   FAMILY: Juglandaceae

 

Look for it in forests & woodlands, esp in rich, moist alluvial or slope forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Water Hickory, Bitter Pecan
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Carya aquatica   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Carya aquatica   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carya aquatica 053-02-004   FAMILY: Juglandaceae

 

Look for it in swamp forests, where flooded during the winter months

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Shagbark Hickory, Southern Shagbark Hickory, Carolina Hickory
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Carya carolinae-septentrionalis   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Carya carolinae-septentrionalis   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carya carolinae-septentrionalis 053-02-005   FAMILY: Juglandaceae

 

Look for it in upland flats, esp those weathered from mafic rocks and with shrink-swell soils dominated by montmorillonitic clays, less typically on slopes and bottomlands

Uncommon (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Shagbark Hickory
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Carya ovata   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Carya ovata   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carya ovata 053-02-006   FAMILY: Juglandaceae

 

Look for it in rich moist bottomlands, slopes, occasionally on dry upland flats

Uncommon in GA & NC (rare in NC Mtns)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Big Shellbark Hickory, Kingnut Hickory
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Carya laciniosa   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Carya laciniosa   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carya laciniosa 053-02-007   FAMILY: Juglandaceae

 

Look for it in moist circumneutral, alluvial levee forests along brownwater rivers of the Coastal Plain (NC), streams of the Piedmont (NC) and Mountains (GA)

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sand Hickory, Pale Hickory
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Carya pallida   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Carya pallida   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carya pallida 053-02-008   FAMILY: Juglandaceae

 

Look for it in dry sandy or rocky forests & woodlands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mockernut Hickory, White Hickory
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Carya tomentosa   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Carya alba   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carya tomentosa 053-02-009   FAMILY: Juglandaceae

 

Look for it in forests and woodlands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pignut Hickory
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Carya glabra   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Carya glabra   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carya glabra 053-02-010   FAMILY: Juglandaceae

 

Look for it in a wide variety of forests and woodlands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Red Hickory, Sweet Pignut Hickory
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Carya ovalis   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Carya ovalis   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carya ovalis 053-02-011   FAMILY: Juglandaceae

 

Look for it in forests and woodlands

Common (rare in GA Piedmont & SC Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Scrub Hickory
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Carya floridana   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Carya floridana   FAMILY: Juglandaceae

 

Look for it in Florida scrub, sandhills

Native: Florida

 


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camera icon Common Name: Black Hickory
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Carya texana   FAMILY: Juglandaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Carya texana   FAMILY: Juglandaceae

 

Look for it on dry slopes and ridges, esp calcareous

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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