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Carya myristiciformis (Nutmeg hickory)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Carya myristiciformis

Carya myristiciformis (Michx. f.) Nutt.

Nutmeg Hickory, Swamp Hickory, Bitter Water Hickory, Bitter Hickory

Juglandaceae (Walnut Family)

Synonym(s): Hicoria myristiciformis

USDA Symbol: CAMY

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Fruit Type: Nut
Fruit:
Size Class: 72-100 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , GA , LA , MS , NC , OK , SC , TX
Native Distribution: North Carolina west to eastern Oklahoma and central Texas, south to San Luis Potosi in northeastern Mexico

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW FACW FACW
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.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Bibliography

Bibref 298 - Field Guide to Texas Trees (1999) Simpson, B.J.
Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski
Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2015-11-13
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