Pignut Hickory

Carya glabra

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Basic Information

Order

Fagales

Family

Juglandaceae

Size

50 - 85 ft

Leaf Color

Green, Yellow Fall Foliage

Leaf Arrangement

Alternate

Leaf Complexity

Odd-pinnately Compound

Leaf Shape

Obovate

Blooming Season

Spring

Bloom Color

Yellow, Brown, Green

Attracts

Wildlife, Butterflies

Pignut Hickory Habitat

Pignut Hickories (Carya glabra) are most often observed along trails running through humid forests, but this hardy tree is often spotted on ridgelines throughout the eastern U.S. and into the Midwest.

Pignut Hickory Facts

Pignut Hickories (Carya glabra) are tough trees. Its wood is rock hard, flexible and heavy. It is often used for tool handles, skis and baseball bats because it can take an impact. Its nuts are an important food source to squirrels, chipmunks, turkeys, black bears, foxes, rabbits and raccoons. In the fall its foliage turns a bright yellow.

Pignut Hickory Distribution



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