Pignut Hickory

Carya glabra

Juglandacaeae (Walnut Family)

▲ young, mature tree

▲▼  fall color, twigs, compound leaves

Location on or near campus:  not known

Carya glabra: Pignut Hickory

         leaves alternate, deciduous, pinnately compound with 5-7 leaflets, usually 5

         leaflets 3-6.5" long and as wide with terminal 3 leaflets the largest

         bark smooth on young trees, developing into diamond patterned ridges with age

         grows 50-60' tall and 25' wide

         fruit is pear-shaped, 0.75 - 1.5" diameter; husk splits into 4 pieces and nut is ovate with sweet to bitter taste

         medium growth rate

         very good yellow fall foliage color

         prefers well-drained to dry but fertile soils

         native to Missouri