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leaflets=5 (-7), basal smaller;  twigs=thick;  mature bark=shaggy dark gray
shagbark hickory Carya ovata

leaflets=5 (-7), basal smaller;  twigs=thin
pignut hickory Carya glabra

leaflets=7-11;  undersurface + stems + twigs=woolly-hair
mockernut hickory Carya tomentosa

leaflets=7-11;  buds=yellow, leaf=large (20-30 cm)  (8-12 in)
bitternut hickory Carya cordiformis

leaflets=9-17;  buds=yellow, leaf=large (30-50 cm) (12-20 in)
pecan Carya illinoinensis

Learn more about hickory/pecan genus Carya (Carya spp.)

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
Host to caterpillars of 213 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

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