Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
You may also want to check Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sand Hickory, Pale Hickory
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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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Bark is gray to nearly black and furrowed, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.
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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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May Harris County GA
Unusual among hickories in having leaves pale beneath, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.
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Husks 2-4mm thick, split to the base or only halfway. Nut slightly angled, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.