Also called swamp hickory.  The word hickory comes from Algonquian.

Part of hickory/​pecan  genus Carya in butternut/​hickory/​pecan/​walnut  family Juglandaceae in bayberry / beech / birch / oak / walnut  order Fagales.

Native to central and eastern 🇺🇸 USA, and into 🇨🇦 Canada.   ▭ 🌎︎ Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48), ▭ 🌎︎ map (North America, Central America).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file ▭ 🌎︎ today + with climate change (eastern 🇺🇸 USA).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Carya hosts caterpillars of 231 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Learn more about bitternut hickory Carya cordiformis

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