Shagbark Hickory Carya ovata
Walnut Juglandaceae family

Leaves: Very large, compound leaves, usually with 5 hairless leaflets. The end 3 leaflets are conspicuously larger than the two nearer the base of the leaf.


Flowers/Fruit: Nuts are egg-shaped 1-3" long, and edible. Yellowish husk, thick, splitting to base.

Twigs are stout and reddish-brown, and somewhat shiny. End bud is large and football-shaped with many overlapping scales.



Bark: Light gray colored, very shaggy, in long loose strips. This is a distinguishing feature.

Form: This is a tall tree, reaching heights of 60-90' and diameters up to 2-3'.

NWI status: FACU


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