Shellbark Hickory

Arbor Walk #114

The Shellbark Hickory is a member of Juglandaceae (Walnut family) that actually produces larger edible nuts than its sister species, the Pecan. The nuts are prized by both humans and wildlife, and its peeling bark can be used for basket-weaving. The Shellbark Hickory is not a dominant species in its range, but may be found in a variety of lowland ecosystem types. This hickory is distinctive for its large nut, rounded leaflets, and thin, peeling scales.

Common Name(s)Shellbark Hickory
Latin NameCarya laciniosa
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