Carya Genus Hickory Juglandaceae

Carya ovata fall color. Jason Sharman, Vitalitree, Bugwood.org Creative Commons License. Noncommercial 3.0 License. forestry images.org

Carya ovata fall color. Jason Sharman, Vitalitree, Bugwood.org Creative Commons License. Noncommercial 3.0 License. forestry images.org (Accessed 12/2017).

Carya species are large hardwood trees (ours).

carya sp. compound leaves. W. John Hayden. University of Richmond. facultystaff.richmond.edu

carya sp. compound leaves. W. John Hayden. University of Richmond. facultystaff.richmond.edu (Accessed 12/2017).

Leaves alternate, odd-pinnately compound, largest leaflets are the 3 terminal ones. Aromatic if crushed. Typical Autumn color is deep yellow.

Flowers tiny, in catkins. Staminate catkins elongate, in groups of 3, pistillate catkins in spikes of 1-10 at ends of twigs.

Carya tomentosa staminate flowers. By Steven Baskauf. Copyright © 2017 CC-BY-NC-SA. www.cas.vanderbilt.edu. New England Wild Flower Society. gobotany.newenglandwild.org

Carya tomentosa staminate flowers. By Steven Baskauf. Copyright © 2017 CC-BY-NC-SA. www.cas.vanderbilt.edu. New England Wild Flower Society. gobotany.newenglandwild.org (Accessed 12/2017).

Carya sp. old pistillate flower. Texas A&M University. botany.csl.tamu.edu

Carya sp. old pistillate flower. Texas A&M University. botany.csl.tamu.edu (Accessed 12/2017).

Fruit a nut, enclosed in a large, fibrous, 4-parted, aromatic husk.