Also called Carya alba, mockernut, white hickory, whiteheart hickory, hognut and bullnut.  Part of hickory/​pecan  genus Carya and butternut/​hickory/​pecan/​walnut  family Juglandaceae and bayberry / beech / birch / oak / walnut  order Fagales.

Native to eastern and central 🇺🇸 USA.

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

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