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 (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 (Accessed 12/2017).
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.