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Common Name: Bitternut Hickory

Species Name: Carya cordiformis (Wangenh.) K. Koch.

Family Name: Juglandaceae

Plant Type: Trees



Plant Facts  
Origin North America
Duration Perennial
Distribution in Oklahoma Eastern half of state and Wichita Mountains
Sun Preference Intermediate to intolerant of shade
Susceptibility Fungal diseases like leaf spot



ID Characteristics



Habitat Tolerant of most site conditions, but most often found on poor, dry upland soils
Soil Type Poor, dry, gravelly upland soils
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 6 to 8
Successional Stage Early to mid-successional


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