Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in dry sandy or rocky forests & woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 7-9 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 pallida   FAMILY Juglandaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carya pallida   FAMILY Juglandaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 053-02-008:
Carya pallida   FAMILY Juglandaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Hicoria pallida

 

COMMON NAME:
Sand Hickory, Pale Hickory


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hipa7_001_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_carya_pallida_10

January        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_carya_pallida_12

January        

Outer darker bud scales falling away, exposing pale tight inner scales, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_carya_pallida_6

January        

Bark is gray to nearly black and furrowed, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm110415_516

April    Carroll County    GA

Leaves with 5-9 leaflets (usually 7), each rather long-tipped, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_pallida_leaves_2_s

May    Harris County    GA

Unusual among hickories in having leaves pale beneath, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_carya_pallida_1_2

August        

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Gill Newberry    gn11_carya_pallida_leaf

November        

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Ron Lance    jkm110219_647a

Month Unknown        

Husks 2-4mm thick, split to the base or only halfway. Nut slightly angled, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.