Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native & non-native

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 3-21 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 (4/7/08):
Carya spp.   FAMILY Juglandaceae

PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carya spp.   FAMILY Juglandaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 053-02-000:
Carya spp.   FAMILY Juglandaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Hickory


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image of Carya spp., Hickory

JK Marlow    s040407_c

April    Greenville County    SC

Staminate flowers in prominent cylindrical catkins, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Carya spp., Hickory

Ron Lance    jkm110219_651

Month Unknown        

Husks vary in thickness & dehiscence.... Nuts vary in shape, size, sweetness....