Also spelled Carya illinoensis.

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

Native to 🇲🇽 Mexico and south-to-central 🇺🇸 USA.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key), 🗺 map today + with climate change (eastern 🇺🇸 USA).

🌳︎ State tree of Texas.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
 The word pecan comes from Algonquian.

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

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