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Carya ×lecontei

Carya ×lecontei Little

Leconte Hickory, Leconte's Hickory

Juglandaceae (Walnut family)

Synonym(s): Hicoria texana

USDA Symbol: CALE13

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Natural hybrid of Carya aquatica and C. illinoinensis.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Nut
Size Notes: Up to about 150 feet tall.
Fruit: Brown to dark brown, sometimes almost black.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AR , IL , KY , LA , MO , MS , SC , TX
Native Habitat: Bayous, stream banks, river flood plains, and on well-drained soils.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL OBL
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.

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 ×lecontei in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carya ×lecontei in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carya ×lecontei


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

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