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Pignut Hickey

Carya glabra (Mill.) Sweet


Ht 60-80 feet tall, Dia 1-2' Leaves pinnately compound 6-10" long, lance shaped & finely saw-toothed Green turning yellow in autumn. Twigs are brown, slender @ hairless. Bark is light gray & smooth but becomes furrowed w/forking ridges. Nuts 3/4 to 1 1/4" long nearly round or slightly flattened & short pointed. Husk thin green/yellow. Nut nearly smooth, thin-shelled w/bitter seed.


Very common Hickory in South Appalachians. Usually in uplands in hardwood forests with oaks & other Hickories. This spec behind # 4-25, over basemt door & tank, in Cushing Mem. Park in Canton, Ga 30114.


Wood has been used for tool handles, skis & used to make wagon wheels. Reportedly got name from Colonial times because hogs would eat the small nuts.

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1 Comment

jakewade97 9 years ago

can you un tag the tree frog mission.

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jul 27, 2012
Submitted on Jul 27, 2012


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