Pignut Hickory


(Carya glabra)

The pignut hickory is a medium to large, oblong-shaped Tree native to the eastern Corlinian forest. It is known for its Pear-shaped fruit and edible but bitter nuts. Pignut hickory bark is solidly ridged and furrowed unlike the shagbark hickory. Its Hard, durable wood make it valuable for tools or firewood. Hickory nuts support wildlife such as squirrels, mice, and deer. Its range is broad but scattered throughout forests and uplands.


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Paul Nelson, (n.d.). Pignut Hickory Carya glabra. Retrieved from https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/pignut-hickory

Wikipedia, (n.d.). Carya glabra. Retrieved from https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carya_glabra