Carya laciniosa (F. Michaux) W.P.C. Barton. Phen: Apr-May; Oct. Hab: Bottomland forests, hardwood flatwoods, swamps; rarely in mesic upland forests and on rich lower slopes. Dist: NY and s. ON west to IA, south to NC, nw. GA, MS, and OK.
ID notes:Leaf rachises tend to curl up and persist throughout the winter (bare of leaflets, which senesce and drop), creating a distinctive look.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Other Comments: This species is sometimes planted, but occurs native in nw. GA, along the Roanoke River (Halifax and Northampton counties, NC) and New Hope Creek (Durham County, NC).
Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, FNA3, G, GrPl, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tn, Tx, W; = Hicoria laciniosa (F.Michx.) Sarg. – S