Carya cordiformis: (Bitternut Hickory)
Bitternut Hickory - Carya cordiformis
Form: Medium sized tree, 60 to 80 feet in height and 12 to 24 dbh
Bark: Gray, tight and smooth with shallow furrows, remaining so even on larger trees. Eventually forming interlacing ridges.
Buds: Sulfur to dull yellow, pubescent
Leaves: Pinnately compound, 7 to 11 leaflets which are sessile or nearly so on the rachis,
Fruit: 3/4 to 1 1/4 inches long, yellowwish-green husk that is 4-winged, nut is bitter
Other: Only member of the pecan group - Apocarya - in the north.
Buds ,showing sulfur yellow color
Bittnernut hickory range
Carya cordiformis: (Bitternut Hickory) 50-80ft; deciduous; tight gray-brown bark; one of the faster growing hickories; nuts are bitter and not desirable to eat. $5.00