name botanical:Carya cordiformis
other name:Swamp Hickory
family:Walnut family (Juglandaceae)
height:about 50 m (164 ft)
The leaves of Bitternut are 30 cm long, odd pinnate, up to 17 cm (6.7 in) long with 7 -11 lanceolate leaflets. The leaf margin is serrated.
fall foliage:bright yellow - brown
The flowers are small green-yellow catkins.
The nuts are in a nutshell. The nut is large up to 3 cm (1.2 in). The nut has a bitter taste.
The branches are first brown and hairy, later smooth and gray. The buds are yellowish with glandular scales.
bark:The bark is brownish and scaly.
root:Deep-rooting plant, root suckering
location:Sun to half-shade
soil:humid and tolerates poor soils
ph value:slightly acidic - slightly alkaline
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