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Carya carolinae-septentrionalis

Carya carolinae-septentrionalis (Ashe) Engl. & Graebn.

Carolina Hickory, Southern Shag-bark Hickory, Southern Shagbark Hickory

Juglandaceae (Walnut family)

Synonym(s): Carya ovata var. australis, Carya ovata var. carolinae-septentrionalis, Hicoria carolinae-septentrionalis

USDA Symbol: CACA38

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Nut
Size Notes: Up to about 125 feet tall.
Fruit: Brown to reddish brown.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AL , GA , KY , MS , NC , SC , TN , VA
Native Habitat: Wet bottomlands, rocky hillsides, limestone outcrops.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Carya carolinae-septentrionalis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carya carolinae-septentrionalis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carya carolinae-septentrionalis


Record Modified: 2020-11-02
Research By: CBR

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