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.  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

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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