Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Carya cordiformis (Wangenheim) K. Koch. Bitternut Hickory. Phen: Apr-Jun; Oct. Hab: Forests and woodlands, especially in rich, moist alluvial or slope forests. Dist: ME and s. QC west to MN and NE, south to Panhandle FL and e. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, C, F, FNA3, G, GrPl, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo3, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3; > Hicoria cordiformis var. cordiformis – S; > Hicoria cordiformis var. latifolia – S

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