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

Native to eastern and southern 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA.   🗺 Map (North America, Central America),  Adobe Acrobat Reader file 🗺 today + with climate change (eastern 🇺🇸 USA).

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

Carya hosts caterpillars of 231 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.
  This plant is also known to be a host for (in areas where invasive) 🐝︎ spotted lanternfly (SLF)  Lycorma delicatula.

Our local Wild Ones chapter says that if you are planning to plant a hickory, your hickory will be happier if you choose:

Learn more about pignut hickory Carya glabra

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