Part of hickory/​pecan  genus Carya and hickory/​pecan/​walnut/​butternut  family Juglandaceae.

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

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

Only mature trees have bark in thick rigid shaggy gray strips, barely attached.  Nuts are edible.  The wood of this tree makes great tool handles.

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

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