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

Native to eastern 🇨🇦 Canada, and central and eastern 🇺🇸 USA.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Nuts are edible.  Its wood makes great 🔨︎ tool handles.

Carya hosts caterpillars of 213 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Only mature trees have bark in thick rigid shaggy gray vertical strips, barely attached.

This tree produces a toxic substance that prevents some plants from growing under or near them.

Learn more about shagbark hickory Carya ovata

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