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Carya laciniosa (Michx. f.) G. Don
Synonym(s): Hicoria laciniosa
USDA Symbol: CALA21
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Large tree with straight trunk, narrow rounded crown, large leaves, and the largest hickory nuts.
This uncommon species is distinguished from other hickories by the large leaves, large nuts, and orange twigs; and from Shagbark Hickory by the larger number of leaflets and the thick-shelled nuts. The Latin species name, meaning with flaps or folds, refers to the shaggy bark.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May
, WV Canada: ON Native Distribution:
SE. Iowa east to Ohio and SW. Pennsylvania, south to Tennessee, and west to NE. Oklahoma; also local to extreme S. Ontario, New York, N. Georgia, and Mississippi; to 1000 (305 m). Native Habitat:
Moist or wet soils of flood plains and valleys, with other hardwoods.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Loam
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2013-09-06
Research By: TWC Staff