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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 or pecan genus Carya (Carya spp.)

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

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Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

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

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