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Pignut Hickory (Carya glabra)    
Family: Juglandaceae      
                 
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Location:

  • Dry, moist uplands
  • found in ardwood forests, with oaks and other hickories

Characteristics:

  • Deciduous tree
  • Height 18-24 m (60-80 ft)

Uses:

  • green husks from nuts used as fish poison
  • dried hardwood used in drill and handle of bow drill
  • used as firewood for slow cooking
  • shredded inner bark useful for cordage

     

 
 

 

Leaves:

 

       
  Pignut Hickory leaf  
         

 

Bark:

  • light gray, smooth, tight

Fruiting Structures:

  • Hickory nut thick-shelled, brown, not splitting all the way to base

 

 

 

 
  Pignut Hickory bark  
 

 

 

 

 

       
  Pignut Hickory bud  
           
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