Bitternut Hickory Carya cordiformis (Wangenheim) K. Koch  Synonyms: Hicoria cordiformis, Hicoria minima.

Description:

The wings on the fruit of Butternut Hickory are diagnostic.

Relationships:

Host plant for various moth species including Luna Moth, American Dagger Moth and Pecan Leafminer Moth (Database of World's Lepidopteran Host Plants).

There are 95 records in the project database.

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Bitternut Hickory in Caroline Co., Maryland (3/23/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Bitternut Hickory in Cecil Co., Maryland (6/3/2017). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

The leaf of Bitternut Hickory in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/4/2012). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Bitternut Hickory twigs in Middlesex Co., New Jersey (12/22/2012). Photo by John Beetham. (MBP list)

Bitternut Hickory in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/2/2016). Photo by Jane Hill. (MBP list)

Bitternut Hickory, with characteristic fall foliage, in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/6/2015). Photo by Rod Simmons. (MBP list)

Bitternut Hickory (trunk) in Howard Co., Maryland (2/11/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

The fruit of Bitternut Hickory in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/4/2012). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Bitternut Hickory in Montgomery Co., Maryland. Note slender, elongated, curved terminal bud, dark-colored at this season but the buds are bright yellow and flame-like when newly formed. The buds distinguish this species from our other hickories. Photo by Jane Hill. (MBP list)

Butternut Hickory in Anne Arubdel Co., Maryland (8/12/2010). Trunk Bark and fruit. Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Bitternut Hickory seedling in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/15/2017). Note long, slender, yellowish end bud characteristic of this species. Photo by Jane Hill. (MBP list)

Bitternut Hickory in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/4/2012). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Bitternut Hickory in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/4/2012). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)


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