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.

picture of Carya pallida, image of Carya pallida

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.

picture of Carya pallida, image of Carya pallida

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.

picture of Carya pallida, image of Carya pallida

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.