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Florida 4-H Forest Ecology

Florida 4-H Forest Ecology

Pignut Hickory

Carya glabra
Family: Juglandaceae

Natural History

Leaf of pignut hickory | Photo credit: Larry Korhnak, University of Florida

Pignut hickory is a common tree of eastern North America. Its relatives include the pecan (Carya illinoinensis) and black walnut (Juglans nigra) - two of the most important native nut trees in North America.

Other common names include sweet pignut, smoothbark hickory, swamp hickory, and broom hickory.

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