Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native: south central US
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Commonly cultivated

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

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 11-19 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Staminate calyx 2-3 lobed
Inferior ovary
Staminate flowers in elongate catkins

FRUIT:
Fall
Nut

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales

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 (1968) 053-02-002:
Carya illinoensis   FAMILY Juglandaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Hicoria pecan

 

COMMON NAME:
Pecan