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

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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