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Common Name: Pignut Hickory

Species Name: Carya glabra (Mill.)

Family Name: Juglandaceae

Plant Type: Trees



Plant Facts  
Origin North America
Duration Perennial
Distribution in Oklahoma Northeast Edge
Sun Preference Intermediate to intolerant of shade
Susceptibility Fungal Diseases



ID Characteristics

  • Field Identification Characteristics

    Rare in Oklahoma except for northeast mountains; most common hickory of southern Appalachians

  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Plant Height: 12-inch diameter, 60-foot height
    • Leaves: Decidious Broadleaf
    • Leaf Type: Pinnately Compound
    • Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
    • Leaf Shape: Lance Shaped
    • Stipules: No
  • Floral Characteristics
    • Petals: Not showy
    • Flower Color: Greenish-yellow
    • Flower Timing: Spring
    • Fruit Type: Nut-like



Habitat Hillsides and ridges
Soil Type Rich, mesic well-drained
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 6 and 7
Successional Stage Early to mid



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